Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 22 years
Badge # 499
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life
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.