Deputy Paul Robert Bush

Deputy Paul Robert Bush

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Thursday, September 13, 1990

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Paul Robert Bush

Deputy Paul Bush was shot and killed while making a traffic stop near the intersection of Scott Street and Chiechi Avenue, in San Jose, at 11:20 pm.

He was shot five times by the suspect as he was checking his driver's license. Deputy Bush was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Deputy Bush is survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 409

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, September 12, 1990
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

traffic stop

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Today, you would be 68. We have missed all these years of you not being here. I think about you often. I think about how Colleen and your son have faired without you. Forever love.

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