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The City of Missouri City is grieving the death of former Police Department Detective Caleb Rule, who recently died in the line of duty.
Rule served as a sworn MCPD officer from 2004 to 2018 before joining Fort Bend County Precinct 4 as a Deputy Constable. In his public safety career with Missouri City, Rule served as a Patrol Officer, a Field Training Officer, an Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Task Force Officer and a Detective.
“This is a very unfortunate incident,” said Mayor Yolanda Ford. “During this difficult time, our sincere condolences go out to his family.”
In the early hours of Friday, May 29, Rule assisted deputies with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office on a property check in Sienna, a master-planned community in the City’s ETJ (Extra Territorial Jurisdiction), according to Fort Bend County officials. While checking the property, officials said, a sheriff’s deputy mistook Deputy Constable Rule as an intruder and discharged his weapon. Rule was wearing a bulletproof vest, but was shot in the chest. Missouri City police officers were called to the scene to provide CPR to Deputy Constable Rule until he could be transported to the Texas Medical Center. He was later flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
“We are devastated by the passing of Deputy Constable Rule,” said Missouri City Police Chief Mike Berezin. “He was part of a family who took an oath to protect the community. It was an honor to serve with him in Missouri City, and our hearts are heavy for his family.”
Deputy Constable Rule is survived by his wife and children. The investigation into his death is ongoing.
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