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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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Once again we joined our Colorado Springs family to celebrate the lives of the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. Each year brings us closer together in our loss, but it also brings us closer to the wonderful family we have gained. Thank you to all the family and friends who work tirelessly to make this happen each year. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Perreira
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June 23, 2017

 

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