Patrolman Augustus J. Perreira, Jr.

Patrolman Augustus J. Perreira, Jr.

Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, April 12, 1980

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Augustus J. Perreira, Jr.

Patrolman Augustus Perreira was shot and killed after stopping at a local convenience store at 2500 Delta Drive at 7:35 p.m.

He had entered the store unaware that a disturbance call had just been placed from there. He began to escort a male out of the store when the man stated he was not going to go to jail. The suspect then produced a concealed .38 caliber revolver and shot Patrolman Perreira several times. He was able to return fire, wounding the suspect.

The suspect was found not guilty by reason of insanity and sent to the Colorado State Hospital where he died in custody in 2010.

Patrolman Perreira was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Colorado Springs Police Department for two years. He is survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 427
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Committed to a hospital


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Tim, another year as gone by but you are always loved and we keep you always in our thoughts. I know you are watching over us everyday, thank you.

Claudia Perreira
Daughter in law

April 12, 2023

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