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Chief of Police Alexander Aurelio Fontecha | Lyndonville Police Department, Vermont Lyndonville Police Department, Vermont

Chief of Police

Alexander Aurelio Fontecha

Lyndonville Police Department, Vermont

End of Watch: Friday, July 9, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Sentenced to 25 to 30 years

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Chief Alexander Fontecha was shot and killed by a 72 year-old man who came to his home. He was hit in the chest with two shotgun blasts as he stepped onto his front porch. Chief Fontecha died in the arms of his 15 year-old son.

The suspect was angry with the chief for asking the state fire marshal to investigate a suspicious fire at his home. He plead guilty to second degree murder and was sentenced to 25 to 30 years in prison on January 24, 1966. He was eventually paroled and died at the age of 93.

Chief Fontecha is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Always remembered. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian
May 17, 2016

 

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