Jose Ignacio Galindo (12074)

10/29/2000: Galindo threatened his wife, Norma Sepulveda Esparza, at their mobile home. Deputy Lee Russ intervened. Galindo stabbed Deputy Russ, then Epsarza. Deputy Russ shot Galindo. All three died. Galindo and Esparza had been married for three months. Deputy Russ, who had served for 11 years, was the first Ward County deputy to die in the line of duty.

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