Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Octaviano Perea

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, February 1, 1918

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Reflections for Patrolman Octaviano Perea

The Thin Blue line has extended as far back when the first Officer was sworn in to uphold the law.

The first EOW was for the first Officer killed in the line of duty.

Patrol Man Octaviano Perea and Deputy Tax Collector Juan Garcia are proof of this Valor.

Officers have always committed themselves to Serve and Protect the Public.

In these trying times Officers continue to go on patrol and do what is needed to protect the public.

Officers Perea and GarcĂ­a exemplified those duties. My they Rest In Peace

Officers Octaviano Perea and Officer Juan Garcia, EOW February 18,1918.

Police Officer Mario Gonzalez
Los Angeles Police Department

April 18, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

February 1, 2021

My name is Emille Tokich I feel a connection with my great-grandmother I am 58 years reason is because his son my Mother's Father who carries the same name as his dad would bounce me on his knee and tell me stories of his Father.ashe told the stories my grandfather would cry . I would play with my. Great grandfathers night stick just about every day and also stare at his beautiful picture. My grand dad said that his dad's dip stick Billy club was mine. It's sad to say that I have a daughter in reinforcement and I would love to have shared my grand dads picture and Billy club one of my jealous cousins have it and will not share at least give a copy of the pic. all because my siblings and I are half Caucasiantion. Sad to say They know it's true. But.... I thank my grandfather for being a hero. And the rest of the fallen officers. God rest their souls amen. Respectfully Emille Tokich great granddaughter.

Emille tokich
Great grand daughter

July 2, 2020

Thanks to Patrolman Perea for his sacrifice. May his family always remember him for the hero he was.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

February 1, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 1, 2018

would any family members for officer Perea please contact me

Officer C. Mcfarland
El Paso Police Dept

January 12, 2017

I would like to honor my grandfather, Octaviano Perea: before my father, Octavius Perea boarded a train to work in Idaho, he exhorted him to always be gentleman and honor all ladies, no matter their status in life. He told him to remember his family and be happy with his life and trust in God. Shortly after the passing of my grandfather, my father was notified via Western Union that his father had passed. My father was very sad and continued on his train, wanting to remember his father the way he had seen him for the last time. He later met my mother, Ernestina Perez and was married shortly after that. I was the eldest daughter, my sister Marta followed, then Octavius (Tavo)my brother and finally my little sister Priscilla, named after my grandfathers wife, Priscilliana.
My grandfather was very well acquainted with Billy the Kid, growing up in Lincoln, New Mexico. My father told me so many stories of him and events that took place with him. Including my grandfather taking care of the Kid's horses and finally attending his funeral. So much history can be written of my grandfather. Hasta luego y vaya con Dios mi abuelo.

Juliet Perea Elias
grand daughter

September 14, 2014

MY grandfather octavious perea son of octaviano perea would put me on his knee and and tell me all these interesting stories about his father who is my great grandpa one story went that greatgrandpa was walking down a dirt road carrying melons home and Murphys men held him up and took his melons for their own consumption Greatgrandpa you will be forever in my heart and in my childrens hearts thanks to another one of your great grandchidren John Elias who introduced me to the website I am so proud you are forever remembered

Emille Tokich
Greatgrandaughter/Daughter of priscilla perea

August 1, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 92nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 1, 2011

I want to take this opportunity to salute and celebrate both the life and service Patrolman Perea provided to the City of El Paso, Texas. I am doubly proud of my Great -Grandfather for the legacy and history he added to the world of Law Enforcement. My Great-Grandfater was the Jailer at the old Lincoln County Courthouse in Lincoln, New Mexico. Patrolman Perea was selected by Governor Miguel Otera of the Territory of New Mexico as a Santa Fe Mounted Patrolman in 1904. My Great-Granfather was also a Notary Public in and for the Territory of New Mexico. His Notary Public Certificate is dated April 1904 and signed by Governor Otero. Our family is very proud of Patrolman Perea.

John J. Serrato
Great-Grandson of Patrolman Octaviano Perea

May 31, 2009

Patrolman Perea,
On today, the 91st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of El Paso.

A fellow El Pasoan


February 1, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NHVV

January 28, 2008

Thank you, sir. We are for ever greatful for your service to us all.

June 11, 2005

Rest easy, brother


April 8, 2004

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