Sergeant Pedro Antonio "Pete" Cainas

Sergeant Pedro Antonio "Pete" Cainas

Hialeah Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, November 19, 1992

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Pedro Antonio "Pete" Cainas

Sergeant Pedro Cainas succumbed was shot and killed after responding to a dispute between two neighbors in an apartment building at 1655 West 44 Place.

He spoke to the complainant and then attempted to make contact with the other subject by knocking on his door. After approximately two minutes the subject fired a shot through the door, striking Sergeant Cainas in the back of the head.

The man was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, November 13, 1992
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years

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I stumbled upon this page as I was looking for information on your EOW. My name is Pete Cabrera. I am the son of Lourdes Millan, your first cousin. I was 7 years old when you passed away. I will never forget being at the hospital with the entire family. Or seeing your Mom in tears as she was given the news that you had succumbed to your injuries. Even at 7 years old, not really understanding, the memory was engrained into my mind.

Every time I see another brave Officer taken from us, I think of you. And today for some reason, I was driven to dig deeper and learn more about you. I know it’s difficult for our family to talk about, so I don’t ask. But I decided to search online, and it lead me here. Reading all these reflections about you makes me wish that I had a chance to know you better. You were clearly an incredible human being, as evidenced by how loved you were by so many. I am proud to say that I am related to you.


Pete Cabrera III

August 2, 2018

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