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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Officer Felio,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 7, 2020

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