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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I was 3 yrs. old when you died. My Dad never stopped talking about you and the good times you had together. Sadly, after 38 yrs. as a police officer, David A. Lay Sr. passed away on May 6, 2007. God Bless all the police officers who put their lives on the line.

David A. Lay Jr.
Son of David A. Lay Sr. & Father of David A. Lay lll

December 10, 2016

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