Peace Officer Susano Castillo

Peace Officer Susano Castillo

Laredo Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, June 9, 1962

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Susano Castillo

Officer Susano Castillo succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained six days earlier after responding to a shooting call. When he and his partner arrived they discovered an elderly man barricaded in his home. The suspect shot Officer Castillo with a .22 caliber rifle. The man, 72, was eventually arrested, charged with murder, and committed to a mental hospital.

In January of 1979 he died at the San Antonio State Mental Hospital.

Officer Castillo had been with the agency for 6 years and was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, June 3, 1962
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Died in mental hospital

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