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Patrolman Augustus J. Perreira, Jr. | Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

Patrolman

Augustus J. Perreira, Jr.

Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Saturday, April 12, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed to a hospital

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Patrolman Augustus Perreira was shot and killed after stopping at a local convenience store.

He had entered the store unaware that a disturbance call had just been placed from there. He began to escort a male out of the store when the man stated he was not going to go to jail. The suspect then produced a handgun and shot Patrolman Perreira several times. He was able to return fire, wounding the suspect.

The suspect was found guilty by reason of insanity and sent to the Colorado State Hospital where he still remained in 2001.

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36 years does not lessen the void that has been left by your absence. I am honored and humbled to have had the opportunity to meet and befriend your family. They have become such an important part of my life. You would be so proud of you son. He has faced every curve life has thrown him head on. Your grandchildren are the spitting image of you. Your legacy lives on through your family and their dedication to see that you are honored. I am proud to call them my friends. We will never forget your service or sacrifice.

Erin Gibson-Darrow
CSPD Wife (Retired)
April 12, 2016

 

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