Officer Miguel T. Soto

Officer Miguel T. Soto

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, June 22, 1994

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.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 499

Incident Details

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

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I met Miguel when he started coming into my place of employment to get his photo's developed. We became great friends. When my son was born, he knew I didn't have a carseat to bring him home in and he went out and bought me one. That's the kind of heart he had. He always made sure that those in need was taken care of. I miss you so much my friend, but I know you are still watching over us. Until we meet again my friend may you continue to R.I.P.

Katherine Scarborough

June 22, 2018

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