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Man Jailed for Running Over Dallas Officer Had Been Deported Three Times

November 12, 2015  | 

Eduardo Ganzales-Rios had been deported three times before he allegedly ran over a Dallas officer early Monday. (Photo: Dallas Jail)
Eduardo Ganzales-Rios had been deported three times before he allegedly ran over a Dallas officer early Monday. (Photo: Dallas Jail)

The man police say ran over a Dallas officer early Monday had been deported three times.

The incident reportedly began when Eduardo Ganzales-Rios was kicked out of a nightclub. He allegedly took off in his SUV and backed into one officer and completely ran over another.

Officer Edmundo Lujan suffered a dislocated hip, lacerated scalp, broken fibula, broken ankle and broken vertebrae in the attack. He remains hospitalized.

Other officers shot Gonzales-Rios in the arm. He’s been in the hospital until now, but was booked into the Dallas County Jail on Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault on a public servant, FOX4 News reports.

He’s also being held as an illegal immigrant. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed he has been deported three times in the past – in 2004, 2005, and 2011.

Comments (8)

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tedb @ 11/12/2015 3:44 PM

Was he actually DEPORTED...or merely VOLUNTARILY RETURNED? If these were actual deportations, ordered by an immigration judge. each reentry into the country would be a felony offense. If merely VR'd, each reentry would be a misdemeanor. Sometimes the media gets carried away and lists VR's as deportations, when in fact they are not. If he has truly been deported, his maggoty rear-end should have been in prison and not on the street running over cops. Is this yet another failure of the immigration enforcement system, or merely media exaggeration?

Mark @ 11/12/2015 4:04 PM


I am a former ICE Agent. I am from the Customs side of the house but I still got my share of immigration BS before I left. Yes, most people use the word deported incorrectly. You have to be legally admitted into the country in the first place in order to later be deported. Most likely this guy was not deported but "removed" each of those times. He should still be able to be prosecuted for illegal reentry after previous removals and locked up in the Federal pen. However, good luck getting an AUSA to take your case.

Our immigration system is FUBAR. As an Agent there the place was a joke. The immigration people were also the bottom of the barrel compared to other Agents in the Federal Government. Many were not qualified to work anywhere else. One day your told to enforce certain laws and the next day you are told not too. We could solve a lot of the problems but that would take will, leadership, and competent Agents which immigration has none of.

Joe @ 11/12/2015 4:31 PM

Speak for your self Mark. I have worked for ICE for 10 years and very little of your comment is true. Since you stated you are from Customs though validates your ignorance of immigration law so I forgive you. You should really refrain from spreading misinformation around though to people who don't know any better. Thankfully you have moved on, presumably to a position you understand more clearly and have the opportunity to excel at.

Tony @ 11/12/2015 4:39 PM

Maybe Mr. Trump was correct in his observations about criminal illegal aliens..............I pray for the Dallas Officer's recovery and I pray for his withstanding the pain of his injuries. People like Mr. -Rios should not BE HERE. They are a danger to us all.

tedb @ 11/12/2015 4:59 PM

Mark/Joe: Thanks for the feedback, but if the wording 'to people who don't know any better' was meant for me, you are mistaken. I am a retired PAIC with the USBP. Retired long before ICE was even a dream for Obama's henchmen.

John retiredf IA PD @ 11/12/2015 7:01 PM

Get will soon officer Lujan. Sounds to me like the charge should be attempted murder.

Leonard Mather @ 11/12/2015 7:03 PM

After reading all the above postings: Joe, Mark, Tony and Tedb, I am reminded of the Biblical Tower of Babel. But it also has a ring of scenes from The Keystone Cops. One of the cops would be Obama and the other would be Harry Reid nullifying Steinle's Law while Curly, Larry and Moe try to rectify chaos. And maybe Trump is correct in his observations about illegal aliens. The observations are "not nice," but correct.

Darrick @ 11/17/2015 9:29 AM

Mark, I am so glad that the laws concerning boxes that do not run away or drive cars into you were something that you understood and hopefully enforced. As one of those "bottom of the barrel employees", I would invite you to compare records with any 1811 from the "Immigration" side of the house and you would probably see many, many arrests. The majority of them were probably administrative in nature. A smaller number were most likely criminal prosecutions that the agent actually did the case and not just take a statistic from another agency. Agents working in Immigration work within a system of laws and regulations that are ever changing and have a political element that no Customs laws are burdened. I bet that the "bottom of the Barrel" folks of which you speak can reasonably say that the cost of their arrests compared to man hours involved were a much more efficient use of the American taxpayer's confiscated wealth. "If an alien is not IN the US, he can't commit crimes here."

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