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Patrolman Richard M. Cuellar | San Antonio Police Department, Texas San Antonio Police Department, Texas

Patrolman

Richard M. Cuellar

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, August 2, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 612

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Richard Cueller was shot and killed by a juvenile suspect attempting to escape custody from another officer.

The officers had both arrived at the police parking lot at the same time. As the other patrolman took the juvenile from the patrol car the youth produced a handgun and fled into the path of Patrolman Cueller, who attempted to stop him. The suspect shot Patrolman Cueller before the two officers returned fire, killing the suspect.

Patrolman Cueller had been with the agency for nine years.

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Rest in Peace Officer Richard M. Cuellar. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of San Antonio, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends, Co-Workers and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your foot steps protecting the public. I also Pray that the thug who murdered you is rotting in hell.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
August 3, 2016

 

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