Officer Henry Nava, Jr

Officer Henry “Hank” Nava, Jr

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

  • Age: 39
  • Tour: 18 years
  • End of Watch: December 1, 2005
  • Chair Delivery: January 10, 2018

Officer Nava and two other officers went arrest a man on a warrant. As they arrived¬†to the suspect’s mobile home to arrest him. The officers were invited inside the residence by a female who resided there. The female gave the officers verbal consent to enter and search for the suspect after stating to them that the suspect was not at the location. As the Officers entered she alerted the suspect by stating loudly “the police are here and are going to search the house.” As Officer Nava opened a bedroom door, the suspect emerged with a 9mm handgun and shot Officer Nava.

Officer Nava was taken to Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital where he died two days later from his wound.