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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Patrolman Machuca,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 10, 2019

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