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Patrolman John Machuca | Cornwall Police Department, New York Cornwall Police Department, New York


John Machuca

Cornwall Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, February 10, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Pled guilty

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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.

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Uncle John,
I always think of you and remember all the great times that you brought to me and my sisiter. i have never gotten over your loss since there is no one that could ever replace the amount of happiness that you brought to me.

Ricky L. Rodriguez
June 29, 2011


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