Officer Ernesto Rascon

Officer Ernesto Rascon

Anthony Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, June 27, 1976

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Ernesto Rascon

Officer Rascon was shot and killed with his own service revolver after responding to a residential burglary call. When he arrived at the scene he began to struggle with the suspect, who was able to gain control of Officer Rascon's weapon and shoot him.

The suspect was charged with Officer Rascon's murder and sentenced to only 5 years.

Officer Rascon had previously served with the Anthony Police Department. He was survived by his parents.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 years

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Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 27, 2020

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