Francisco "Frank" Alegria III was born on June 28, 1967 in Uvalde, Texas to Julia (Garza) Alegria and Francisco H. Alegria. He began his career in law enforcement as a Real County deputy constable, working under Elton Baxter. His career spanned 18 years, working for the Shavano Park, Dilley, Sabinal and Crystal City police departments and Zavala County Sheriff's Department. He married Lisa Fernandez in Uvalde, Texas on July 15, 2000. He is survived by his wife of 11 years; his parents, who reside in Uvalde; two sons, Christopher Ryan Alegria and Zachary Bryan Alegria, both of Uvalde; two sisters, Antonia Portillo and husband, Asael Jr., of San Antonio, and Frankie Marie Belman and husband, Moses, of San Diego, Calif.; one aunt, Maria Ilda Gonzales and husband, Martin, of Laredo; two nieces, Jasmine Alexandra Belman and Adonia Portillo; one nephew, Asael Portillo III; two cousins, Monica Gonzales and Maricela G. Garza and husband, Phil; and numerous other aunts, uncles, and cousins in Uvalde and Austin. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Juanita Hernandez Alegria and Francisco F. Alegria.