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Officer Ernest Ray Felio | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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Ernest Ray Felio

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Sunday, September 7, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 18 years

Badge # 3202

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Committed suicide

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Officer Felio was shot and killed after making a traffic stop. A witness testified he heard a brief conversation between Officer Felio and the suspect before hearing gun shots. The suspect shot Officer Felio twice and then took his service revolver.

The suspect was later apprehended and sentenced to death. He committed suicide in jail by hanging himself in his cell.

Officer Felio had served with the agency for 18 years. He was survived by his wife, four daughters, and three grandchildren.

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