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Officer Richard E. Huerta | San Jose Police Department, California San Jose Police Department, California

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Richard E. Huerta

San Jose Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, August 6, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 47

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Richard Huerta was shot and killed while issuing a citation. As he was writing the citation a person unrelated to the situation approached and fatally shot him.

The suspect, who was the son of an Oakland police officer, was convicted of Officer Huerta's murder and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. He was denied parole in 2008.

Officer Huerta had served with the San Jose Police Department for 7 years.

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Every time I hear of another police shooting, I think of you, Mr. Huerta. May you rest in peace. You may be gone, but you are not forgotten.

Jennifer A. Wagster
Wife of your friend, Joe
November 24, 2016

 

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