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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

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Octaviano 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.
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End of Watch: Friday, February 1, 1918
Cause: Gunfire

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would any family members for officer Perea please contact me

Officer C. Mcfarland
El Paso Police Dept
January 12, 2017

 

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