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Chief of Police Michael Pimentel | Elmendorf Police Department, Texas Elmendorf Police Department, Texas

Chief of Police

Michael Pimentel

Elmendorf Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, August 23, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 64

Tour: 43 years

Badge # 9100

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/23/2014

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: In custody

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Chief of Police Michael Pimentel was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle in a residential area near the intersection of South 1st Avenue and East 9th Street at approximately 11:30 am.

A struggle ensued during the stop and Chief Pimentel was shot multiple times. He was flown to University Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Bexar County deputies responded to the scene and took the suspect into custody.

Chief Pimentel was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He served in law enforcement for 43 years and had previously served as the police chief of the San Antonio Independent School District Police Department.

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No amount of words despite their sincerity can ever replace what the family, friends, and communities that were loved and served by Chief Pimentel lost on August 23, 2014. As if serving as a leader in law enforcement for 43 years was not more than enough, Chief Pimentel fought to keep the freedom and rights we all enjoy in this great nation shining brightly as an example to the rest of the world by serving in our armed forces.

As a recruit 5 weeks into the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Academy Class #403, I will be honored to serve my community in law enforcement much in the same way that Chief Pimentel devoted his time and energy towards his career. My greatest wish is to be the type of leader and man that Chief Pimentel subscribed to being each day of his extraordinary life.

To the Chief's family and loved ones, I can only say that the law enforcement community mourns the loss of our brother with you. I am proud to dedicate the rest of my training and future career to the memory of Chief Michael Pimentel.

DST Robert W. Proctor
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
September 28, 2014


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