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Convicted Cop Killer Sneaks Back Into US, Gets Caught On Christmas Day

Laredo, TX – An illegal immigrant who was previously convicted of killing a police officer in Texas in 1993 was apprehended in Laredo on Christmas Day.

U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) – Laredo Sector posted a picture of Hilario Rios Garcia to social media on Dec. 27 along with a press release that said the convicted cop killer who had previously been deported had been found in Texas yet again.

Rios Garcia is a citizen of Mexico who was deported from the United States after serving time for the murder of a police officer in Roma, KGNS reported.

USBP said that a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper requested assistance with a vehicle stop from Hebbronville Station border patrol agents on Dec. 25.

The trooper had stopped a car full of people near Farm to Market Road 649 west of Hebbronville, according to the press release.

It turned out that the individuals in the car were associated with a human trafficking case and one of them was a convicted cop killer.

Border patrol agents assisted DPS troopers in making arrests at the scene.

“Once in custody, #USBP agents discovered the driver was an undocumented individual from the country of Mexico,” USBP said in its post. “Record checks revealed Hilario Rios Garcia had an extensive criminal history which included an arrest in June 1993 by the City of Roma, Texas Police Department and subsequent conviction of Capital Murder of a Police Officer or Fireman.”

Rios Garcia was taken into custody at the scene.

USBP said in its press release that he would be turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) and prosecuted for his violation of U.S. immigration laws.

Written by
Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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