Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Pled guilty
Patrolman Machuca was killed in an accident when his cruiser was struck by a drunk driver fleeing officers from a neighboring agency. He was en route to assist in the chase when the accident occurred. The suspect had three previous DUI convictions and was driving on a revoked license. The suspect plead guilty to vehicular manslaughter.
Patrolman Machuca had been with the agency for two years.