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.

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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This has been a hard year. In April of this year we lost our oldest sister. We miss Tim, our parents and our sister. Our family gets smaller, but our Colorado family is always there. We love them all and always will

Tehri Perreira
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August 15, 2019

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