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Officer Ralph Allen Ablanedo | Austin Police Department, Texas Austin Police Department, Texas


Ralph Allen Ablanedo

Austin Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, May 18, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; AK-47

Offender: Sentenced to death in 1999

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Officer Ralph Ablanedo was shot and killed with an automatic rifle during a traffic stop. After ticketing the driver of the car he began to run a check on the male passenger. During the check the man opened fire with an AK-47, penetrating Officer Ablanedo's vest. The suspect was arrested a short time later and was sentenced to death in 1999. The suspect was executed on June 15, 2010.

Officer Ablanedo is survived by his wife and two sons.

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Rest in Peace Officer Ralph Allen Ablanedo. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Austin, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell are gnawing at the bones of the bastard that murdered you. May he forever feel the flames of hell as they consume his wretched soul!


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
May 18, 2016


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