Officer Miguel T. Soto

Officer Miguel T. Soto

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, June 22, 1994

Miguel T. Soto

Officer Soto was shot and killed after stopping a pedestrian near the intersection of 36th and Market Street. As he approached the man he was shot twice and killed.

A citizen found Officer Soto's body behind his patrol car and used the patrol car's radio to call for assistance.

The suspect was later arrested in San Diego. He was convicted of Officer Soto's murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Officer Soto had served with the agency for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, and three sons.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 499

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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mike was a cops cop" in the liberal crime infested city of oakland. I had alot of contact with because i was senior loss prevention agent for 24yrs. we talked about karate. Quite abit, being that i been. the martial arts for 38yrs. mrs Soto hold your head. high, because OPD lost a valued asset, thanks to bleeding hearts liberals.

Kevin thomas senior LPA
Kevin thomas frm LPA, and 4thdan TKW

June 10, 2018

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