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

Patrolman

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
Nephew
June 29, 2011

 

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