Officer Ernest Ray Felio

Officer Ernest Ray Felio

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, September 7, 1980

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Ernest Ray Felio

Officer Felio was shot and killed after making a traffic stop. A witness testified he heard a brief conversation between Officer Felio and the suspect before hearing gun shots. The suspect shot Officer Felio twice and then took his service revolver.

The suspect was later apprehended and sentenced to death. He committed suicide in jail by hanging himself in his cell.

Officer Felio had served with the agency for 18 years. He was survived by his wife, four daughters, and three grandchildren.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 3202

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Ernie, you were a great partner back in the 60s up there in Crescent City. Hard to believe that you left us almost 40 years ago.

CHP Ret. 3674

December 23, 2019

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