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Senior Police Officer Jaime D. Padron | Austin Police Department, Texas Austin Police Department, Texas

Senior Police Officer

Jaime D. Padron

Austin Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, April 6, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 17 years

Badge # 6674

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Senior Police Officer Jaime Padron was shot and killed after responding to a Walmart store on the I-35 Frontage Road to investigate reports of an intoxicated man who was shoplifting at approximately 2:30 am.

Upon arriving at the scene, Officer Padron spoke with two employees and then tried to stop the man as he attempted to leave the store. The subject immediately attempted to flee on foot but was tackled by Officer Padron and they both fell to the ground. During the ensuing struggle the man produced a small handgun from his pocket, shot Officer Padron in the vest and neck, and then fired at the store employees.

Two Walmart employees tackled the subject and held him down and then used Officer Padron's radio to notify dispatchers of the shooting. They held him down until responding units arrived and placed him under arrest. On February 21st, 2014, Deputy Padron's killer was convicted of capital murder and subsequently sentenced to death.

Officer Padron succumbed to his wound at the scene.

Officer Padron was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Austin Police Department for three years. He had previously served with the Austin Airport Police Department and the San Angelo Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his two young daughters and parents.

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Jaime

We are getting closer to April, and while you are in my thoughts and prayers every day of the year, the month of April indeed is difficult. I will never forget our times together, such as:

- Learning about your wife's pregnancy while we ate at Red Lobster

- Our discussion and expanding on the definition of "Protect and Serve"

- The only thing Black and White on the job is the Patrol Car

- You telling me that a guy named "Jose" unknown-last-name from Acuña was moving dope to San Angelo. Come on bro really. We still can't find him.

- Other misc good times.

It is important that you know, your EOW has triggered:

- Close and greater bonding with the Padron family.

- Reflections and "lessons" on how to steer the course of my own life. Thank you for being a teacher and advisor from 2012 to Present

- My Re-prioritizing of what is "really" important

- Hyper awareness (admittedly this can be detrimental) in regards to officer safety and threats on "the street"

You will never be forgotten mi hermano.

Te amo mucho

Supervisory Special Agent Bill P.
DEA
March 10, 2017

 

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