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Patrolman Octaviano Perea | El Paso Police Department, Texas El Paso Police Department, Texas

Patrolman

Octaviano Perea

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, February 1, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/1/1918

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Perea and Deputy Tax Collector Johnny Garcia were shot and killed in a gun battle with a man who had just murdered a woman and her two infant children. Patrolman Perea was shot and killed while shining a spotlight during a search of the suspect. The suspect was shot over 80 times by other officers while hiding in an outhouse. Deputy Tax Collector Garcia was fatally wounded in the final shootout next to the outhouse.

Patrolman Perea had served with the El Paso Police Department for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and children.

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Deputy Tax Collector Juan M. "Johnny" Garcia, Jr.
El Paso City Tax Collector's Office, Texas
End of Watch: Friday, February 1, 1918
Cause: Gunfire

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MY grandfather octavious perea son of octaviano perea would put me on his knee and and tell me all these interesting stories about his father who is my great grandpa one story went that greatgrandpa was walking down a dirt road carrying melons home and Murphys men held him up and took his melons for their own consumption Greatgrandpa you will be forever in my heart and in my childrens hearts thanks to another one of your great grandchidren John Elias who introduced me to the website I am so proud you are forever remembered

Emille Tokich
Greatgrandaughter/Daughter of priscilla perea
August 1, 2012

 

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