Police Officer Husband of Murdered Uvalde Teacher Was Detained, Disarmed, and Prevented from Saving His Wife

A police officer whose wife, a teacher at the Uvalde school, was murdered during the Robb Elementary school shooting tried to rush into the building to save her after she called to tell him that she’d been shot. The officer was stopped by colleagues from entering, however, who also took away his gun. Eve Mireles died from her wounds.

The story was told on Tuesday by Texas Department of Public Safety director Steve McCraw, who said that Ruben Ruiz, who worked as a Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District officer, wanted to rush into his wife’s aid before being detained in a hallway by other officers, according to local news.

“We got an officer whose wife called him and said she’d been shot and she’s dying. He tried to move forward into the hallway. He was detained, and they took his gun away from him and escorted him off the scene,” said McCraw, though no specifications were made as to which agency stopped Ruiz from entering.