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Officer Julio Herrera | Lubbock Police Department, Texas Lubbock Police Department, Texas

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Julio Herrera

Lubbock Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, July 19, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Officer Herrera was shot and killed while talking with a subject he had arrested earlier in that night. During their discussion a second subject snuck up behind him and grabbed his service weapon and used it to shoot him four times. The shooter then stabbed him three times, once through the heart. Officer Herrera was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The suspect was apprehended and charged with Officer Herrera's murder. The incident occurred in front of Officer Herrera's home.
Officer Herrera had been a Special Officer with his agency for five years and served as a translator.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 12, 2013

 

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