Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge
Offender: Sentenced to 25 to 30 years
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.