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


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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Today, I learned that this brave soul is a relative of mine. Even though I was too young know him when he died, I feel he brings the right family values that still thrive in my family.

Reuben Cuellar
2nd Cousin
August 16, 2015


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