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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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Timmy was my contemporary growing up in South Ozone Park, NY. He lived on Inwood Street and I lived on 145 Street. Our backyards were directly across each other's backyard fences. My sisters were contemporaries of his oldest sister. Timmy and the other guys in the neighborhood had occasions to play outside together back when it took the "village" to raise the children. He was always warm and engaging and fun. After we grew up and moved on, I lost track of Timmy. I'm distraught to learn that he has lost his life. But I am heartened to learn that he had chosen, as I have, to live a life of public service. My thoughts remain with him and the Perreira family.

Judge Richard W. Roberts ("Ricky")
Childhood neighbor
March 15, 2017

 

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