Officer Manuel Anthony Arceo

Officer Manuel Anthony Arceo

El Monte Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, July 9, 1974

Manuel Anthony Arceo

Officer Arceo was shot and killed as he and another officer responded to a silent alarm at a pawn shop just a half a block from the Baldwin Park Police Station.

A 22 year-old youth entered the pawn shop, grabbed a machete, and threatened the proprietress. She offered him money but the youth stated he "just wanted guns to kill cops". The suspect stepped outside, with a rifle she gave him, and opened fire on the officers as they approached. Officer Arceo was killed instantly. The suspect was killed by the other officers return fire.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Tony was a great friend. As long as I am on this earth, he will not be forgotten.

Sergeant Ned Rodriguez
Los Angeles Sheriff

September 5, 2015

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