Police Officer Larry Candelari Pasadena Police Department, Texas End of Watch: Friday, April 26, 2013

Pasadena Police Department, Texas

 

Police Officer Larry Candelari

Pasadena Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Friday, April 26, 2013

Biographical Info

Age: 49
Tour of Duty: 23 years
Badge Number: 0888

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Date of Incident: April 26, 2013
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Police Officer Larry Candelari was struck and killed by a vehicle as he and another officer attempted to help victims of a previous accident on I-10, near the Kerr County / Gillespie County line, at approximately 10:00 pm.
Officer Candelari and the other officer were returning to Pasadena from a hunting trip when they encountered the accident on a highway bridge. One of the involved vehicles had been pulling a trailer that was blocking one of the travel lanes. Both officers exited their vehicles and displayed their badges on their shirts as they tended the victims of the accident.
A tractor trailer entered the accident scene and struck the vehicles that had been involved in the crash as well as several other vehicles. Officer Candelari and the other officer were both caught in the wreckage as they stood outside one of the cars. Officer Candelari was fatally injured while the other officer suffered an injury that caused him to lose one leg.
Officer Candelari was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Pasadena Police Department for 23 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and one granddaughter. One of his sons is also a police officer.

 

 

 

 

 

LARRY CANDELARI 49 , born in Houston, Texas on October 15, 1963, reported for duty in Heaven on April 26, 2013. He was on the job until the end. Larry was a resident of Beach City, Texas. He was killed while serving as a First Responder after witnessing a major, multi-vehicle car accident outside Kerrville, Texas.
Larry leaves behind his high school sweet heart and wife of 28 years, Julie. He also leaves his son, Seth Candelari, daughter-in-law, Dana Garcia Candelari; granddaughter, Tatum Candelari, son , Alec Candelari; brothers , Enrico "Ricky" Candelari, James "J.J." Candelari, half-brother ,Buddy Casper; half-sister, Connie Casper; Father and Mother in law, Allen and Nancy Thomas; and sister in law, Natalie Thomas Hoelzer, along with numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins and friends too many to count.
He was preceded in death by mother, Roma Greenwood Candelari , and father Henry Candelari.
Larry graduated from North Shore High School then went on to serve his country proudly for 5 yrs in the United States Marine Corp. While a marine, Larry completed jump school along with special forces combat diving course. Larry was a decorated Marine with many honors.
He joined the Pasadena Police Department in 1990 and served for 24 years. During his time with the department, his assignments included Patrol, Narcotics, and Dare. Larry was a member of the Pasadena Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics "S.W.A.T." for 22 of those years. Larry was a "policeman’s policeman" and received numerous awards and accommodations and was beloved by his fellow officers.
Larry took a leave of absence from the Pasadena Police department for a time to work with a private security company in Iraq where he served as a trainer, and provided security for numerous dignitaries.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2013, from 6:00 pm til 8:00 in the evening, at the First Baptist Church at 7500 Fairmont Parkway in Pasadena, Texas. A Celebration of Officer Candelari’s life will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning., at the First Baptist Church Pasadena, Texas, under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Home.
Honored to serve as pallbearers will be SWAT Officer’s from the Pasadena, La Porte and Baytown police departments as well as the United States Marine Corp.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at http://www.Rosewood.cc under "Current Services"

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