Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Shot and killed
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.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Deputy Tax Collector Juan M. "Johnny" Garcia, Jr.