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"NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT"
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Sergeant Rodney Rodriguez
Lubbock County Sheriffs Department
Texas Gang Investigators Association
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Saturday, October 12, 2013
It is with extreme sadness that we have to announce the passing of our good friend, Rodney Rodriguez, our Training Coordinator for the Texas Gang Investigators Association. Rodney will be missed terribly and his good-natured humor and efforts for the Texas Gang investigators Association will never be forgotten. If you would like to leave a message for his family, you may do so HERE.
Rodney Rodriguez, 53, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 in Lubbock, Texas. He was born Sept. 20, 1960 to Esquel and Alice Rodriguez in San Diego, Calif. He graduated from Floydada High School. He married Blanca Balderas in 1981 then Tammy Bridges in 2008.
Rodney was in law enforcement all his life, first with the Sheriff's Department, and later as an investigator with the D.A.'s office. Rodney ended his career as a Sergeant at the Sheriffs Department. He was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the Texas Violent Gang Task Force for which he was also the Training Coordinator. He was also the Training Coordinator for TGIA (Texas Gang Investigators Association). He was a member of the CGIA (California Gang Investigators Association), on the Board for Womens Protective Services for several years, a Firearms Instructor, a Negotiator and a Master Peace Officer. He was selected to play Taps in Washington DC for National Police Week.
Rodney was a husband, father, grandfather, brother, mentor, and friend. He is survived by his wife, Tammy; daughters, Chelsea Garza and husband Chris, Melissa Rodriguez, Kirsten Rodriguez, Jazmine Rodriguez, and Lily Rodriguez; grandchildren, Ayden Wende, Bryson Garza, and Autumn Garza; sister, Karen Weston; father, Esquel Rodriguez; grandmother, Lydia Rodriguez; and Blanca Rodriguez. He was preceded in death by his mother; grandfather; and brother, Anthony.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at 10 a.m. in Trinity Church with burial to follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Oct. 15, 2013