Chief Deputy Sheriff Peter Secondo Lantermo

Chief Deputy Sheriff Peter Secondo Lantermo

Refugio County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, August 24, 1951

Peter Secondo Lantermo

Chief Deputy Sheriff Peter Lantermo was shot and killed during a shootout with two men who had just been chased into Refugio County by Goliad County deputies.

The suspects bailed out of their stolen car and ran into a field. They exchanged shots with the deputies and Chief Deputy Lantermo and one of the suspects were fatally wounded. The other suspect was arrested after trying to commit suicide.

Chief Deputy Lantermo was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Peter Lantermo was my Uncle. He was so very missed by the entire family. His wife Eunice and son Peter (Todd) have since passed away. I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with Andrew Pate about what he remembers of the incident. We visited Refugio several years ago and met the Chief who told me he use to caddy for Uncle Pete.


June 1, 2018

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