Patrolman Jonathan Keith Molina

Patrolman Jonathan Keith Molina

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, October 5, 2012

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Jonathan Keith Molina

Patrolman Jonathan Molina succumbed to injuries sustained ten days earlier when he was beaten by a juvenile on Trowbridge Drive, near Route 54.

Patrolman Molina was off duty when he observed three juveniles vandalize his car. He confronted the three and identified himself as a police officer. As he spoke to them one of the juveniles punched him, knocking him to the ground. The teen continued to beat him even after knocking him unconscious. Patrolman Molina suffered a fractured skull, internal head injuries, and facial fractures.

All three juveniles fled the scene but were apprehended. The subject who had beaten him was initially charged with assaulting a public servant but was later charged with capital murder of a peace officer following Patrolman Molina's death. He was subsequently sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Patrolman Molina was a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran in Iraq and Afghanistan and served with the El Paso Police Department for four years. He is survived by his mother, brother, and sister.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 2759
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 25, 2012
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Sentenced to 50 years

juvenile offender, vandalism

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Patrolman Molina,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC in Iraq and Afghanistan. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former fellow Marine

United States Border Patrol

October 5, 2022

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