Officer Ralph Allen Ablanedo

Officer Ralph Allen Ablanedo

Austin Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, May 18, 1978

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Ralph Allen Ablanedo

Officer Ralph Ablanedo was shot and killed with an automatic rifle during a traffic stop. After ticketing the driver of the car he began to run a check on the male passenger. During the check the man opened fire with an AK-47, penetrating Officer Ablanedo's vest. The suspect was arrested a short time later and was sentenced to death in 1999. The suspect was executed on June 15, 2010.

Officer Ablanedo is survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; AK-47
  • Offender Sentenced to death in 1999

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