Patrolman Augustus J. Perreira, Jr.

Patrolman Augustus J. Perreira, Jr.

Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, April 12, 1980

Augustus J. Perreira, Jr.

Patrolman Augustus Perreira was shot and killed after stopping at a local convenience store.

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 handgun and shot Patrolman Perreira several times. He was able to return fire, wounding the suspect.

The suspect was found guilty by reason of insanity and sent to the Colorado State Hospital where he still remained in 2001.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed to a hospital

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April 12 it's a day that has a little sadness in our house, today your son's eyes were sad but full of love. I know he misses you and specially today I want you to know you are never forgotten and always loved

Claudia Perreira
Daughter in law

April 12, 2018

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