Officer Miguel T. Soto

Officer Miguel T. Soto

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, June 22, 1994

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Miguel T. Soto

Officer Soto was shot and killed after stopping a pedestrian near the intersection of 36th and Market Street. As he approached the man he was shot twice and killed.

A citizen found Officer Soto's body behind his patrol car and used the patrol car's radio to call for assistance.

The suspect was later arrested in San Diego. He was convicted of Officer Soto's murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Officer Soto had served with the agency for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, and three sons.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 499

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Mike, you are my cousin, a hero to me and my family. My mom and dad admired you and the job you undertook. We truly love and will always be grateful to you for protecting us in Oakland. Always, Esther

Esther Soto Hurtado
First cousin

September 13, 2019

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