Sergeant Salvador G. Mosqueda

Sergeant Salvador G. Mosqueda

Fresno Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, August 20, 1973

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Salvador G. Mosqueda

Sergeant Salvador Mosqueda was shot and killed while responding to the home of a robbery suspect near the intersection of North Bond Avenue and East Lewis Avenue.

The man had robbed a grocery store and was tracked back to his residence. As Sergeant Mosqueda drove into the area the suspect opened fire, fatally wounding him. The man then held other officers at bay and was killed in a fire which resulted after tear gas canisters were shot into the home.

Sergeant Mosqueda was survived by his wife and children.

The intersection where Sergeant Mosqueda was killed no longer exists due to the construction of Sequoia-Kings Canyon Freeway.

Bio

  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Killed during standoff

robbery

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

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