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Police Officer John Palacios | Huron Police Department, California Huron Police Department, California

Police Officer

John Palacios

Huron Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, June 13, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 21

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 8

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to one year

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Officer John Palacios was struck and killed by a drunk driver while assisting at the scene of an accident on State Route 198, near State Route 269 in Fresno County. Officer Palacios was struck by the drunk driver while conducting traffic control at the accident scene.

The suspect was taken into custody after being detained by three citizens. He was sentenced to one year in prison.

Officer Palacios had been sworn in as a Huron Police officer only three weeks before the accident after serving as a reserve officer for one year. He was survived by his expectant wife and daughter

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It was hard on the family he was my dads cousin

Michelle Castro
June 5, 2016


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