Officer Manuel Anthony Arceo

Officer Manuel Anthony Arceo

El Monte Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, July 9, 1974

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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
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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