Patrolman John Machuca

Patrolman John Machuca

Cornwall Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, February 10, 1989

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John Machuca

Patrolman Machuca was killed in an accident when his cruiser was struck by a drunk driver fleeing officers from a neighboring agency. He was en route to assist in the chase when the accident occurred. The suspect had three previous DUI convictions and was driving on a revoked license. The suspect plead guilty to vehicular manslaughter.
Patrolman Machuca had been with the agency for two years.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Pled guilty

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Uncle John,
I always think of you and remember all the great times that you brought to me and my sisiter. i have never gotten over your loss since there is no one that could ever replace the amount of happiness that you brought to me.

Ricky L. Rodriguez

June 29, 2011

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