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Police Officer Henry Anthony Acuna | Montebello Police Department, California Montebello Police Department, California

Police Officer

Henry Anthony Acuna

Montebello Police Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 6, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/5/1971

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Acuna was shot and killed when he responded to a robbery in progress at a liquor store at Beverly Blvd. and Via Vista.

The suspect was apprehended a year later. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole on July 26, 1973.

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I was 16 & a member of Arcadia Police Explorers Post 101. Officer Acuna was one of my instructors back then, 1971. It was my 1st Law Enforcement death. I got to ride in the procession in a Arcadia marked unit, always will remember.

Ex: Sargent 1971
Arcadia Police
March 3, 2017

 

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