Marshal Samuel Jaramillo

Marshal Samuel Jaramillo

Springerville Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Thursday, September 25, 1975

Samuel Jaramillo

Marshal Jaramillo was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance. Marshal Jaramillo had responded to the home on several previous occasions as well. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to 27 years in prison.

Marshal Jaramillo had been with the agency for 12 years and was survived by his wife and three sons.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 150

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 27 years

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My name is Beth Conlin (Hay). My family owned the Sport Shack in Springerville from 1972 until approximately 2000. I often recall the story from Martin Hay, my dad; of the advice Sam gave him. Being a sporting goods store, we carried many handguns and rifles. Sam would come in periodically and visit with my dad. We lived behind the store then in a little apartment. Sam advised Daddy that if we ever had a 'problem' with someone trying to break in; we were to shoot him, drag him inside and then call the authorities. Advice that definitely could not be taken these days, but in the 70's it would have been ok. We did have a break in, though several years later; and we no longer resided in the little apartment. When Sam was killed, I was attending ASU and I remember how sad my folks were at the news.
I work part time now in the Springerville Heritage Museum and Sam is remembered in one of our exhibits. I was doing some research and came across this Memorial site. If any of his family members still look at this site, I want to give my condolences (though many years later) as I know first hand; when a family member passes away; the heartache never really does.

Beth Conlin
Springerville townsperson

November 7, 2018

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