Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year, 7 months
Badge # 6062
Incident Date: 6/14/1990
Weapon: Handgun; Pistol
Offender: Sentenced to Death
Police Officer Joaquin Montijo succumbed to a gunshot wound received the previous day. He was shot in the head after responding to a disturbance on Fairhill Street, near Lycoming Street.
Officer Montijo approached the man who was holding a pistol and told him to drop the weapon. Instead, the man began shooting. Officer Montijo was taken off of life support at 1225 hours on June 15th, 1990.
The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death, but received a life sentenced following a new sentencing hearing.
Officer Montijo was survived by his wife and three children.