Patrolman Richard M. Cuellar

Patrolman Richard M. Cuellar

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, August 2, 1968

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Richard M. Cuellar

Patrolman Richard Cueller was shot and killed by a juvenile suspect attempting to escape custody from another officer.

The officers had both arrived at the police parking lot at the same time. As the other patrolman took the juvenile from the patrol car the youth produced a handgun and fled into the path of Patrolman Cueller, who attempted to stop him. The suspect shot Patrolman Cueller before the two officers returned fire, killing the suspect.

Patrolman Cueller had been with the agency for nine years.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 612

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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You are forever missed by all your family, I was only a little girl, but remember looking up to you always. Miss you.

Connie Cuellar
Niece and God- child

November 26, 2018

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