Chief of Police Alexander Aurelio Fontecha

Chief of Police Alexander Aurelio Fontecha

Lyndonville Police Department, Vermont

End of Watch Friday, July 9, 1965

Alexander Aurelio Fontecha

Chief of Police Alexander Fontecha was shot and killed by a 72-year-old man who came to his home, at the intersection of East Street and Raymond Street. 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 24th, 1966. He was eventually paroled and died at the age of 93.

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

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 to 30 years

ambush, at home, retaliation

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So very sorry for this horrible event. He clearly was a man of honor. Blessings on his family

Michele

July 9, 2018

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