Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Augustus J. Perreira, Jr.

Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, April 12, 1980

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Reflections for Patrolman Augustus J. Perreira, Jr.

Patrolman Augustus J. Perreira, Jr., you are my silent partner, and after some research I find myself wishing I could have met you. I’m in the academy, learning the same profession you made your calling. I am proud of those that came before me. You set an incredible example sir, and I can plainly see that those close to you still honor your name. Your EOW was before I was even born, but I will go forward with your memory in my heart. I take pride in the shared heritage. I pray for continued healing for those left behind, both your family and your department. Rest in the embrace of our Heavenly Father brother, we’ll hold the line from here.

J Cordell
Cadet Officer

January 11, 2023

Tim, the world is a colder place without you.

Former Cspd officer.

January 18, 2022

Timmy, one more year but you are remembered and loved everyday. 41 years is a long time but not in your loved ones hearts.

Claudia Perreira
Daughter in law

April 12, 2021

On this actual anniversary of your untimely and heroic death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your law enforcement family will never forget.

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

April 12, 2021

Thank you for your service, both military and police, and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered. Rest in peace always.

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

July 29, 2020

This has been a hard year. In April of this year we lost our oldest sister. We miss Tim, our parents and our sister. Our family gets smaller, but our Colorado family is always there. We love them all and always will

Tehri Perreira

August 15, 2019

Always Loved and Never Forgotten.

Aidan, Omar and Claudia
Grandson, Son and Daughter in law

April 8, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 2, 2018

April 12 it's a day that has a little sadness in our house, today your son's eyes were sad but full of love. I know he misses you and specially today I want you to know you are never forgotten and always loved

Claudia Perreira
Daughter in law

April 12, 2018

Once again we joined our Colorado Springs family to celebrate the lives of the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. Each year brings us closer together in our loss, but it also brings us closer to the wonderful family we have gained. Thank you to all the family and friends who work tirelessly to make this happen each year. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.


June 23, 2017

Timmy was my contemporary growing up in South Ozone Park, NY. He lived on Inwood Street and I lived on 145 Street. Our backyards were directly across each other's backyard fences. My sisters were contemporaries of his oldest sister. Timmy and the other guys in the neighborhood had occasions to play outside together back when it took the "village" to raise the children. He was always warm and engaging and fun. After we grew up and moved on, I lost track of Timmy. I'm distraught to learn that he has lost his life. But I am heartened to learn that he had chosen, as I have, to live a life of public service. My thoughts remain with him and the Perreira family.

Judge Richard W. Roberts ("Ricky")
Childhood neighbor

March 15, 2017

Saw a mention of you by your sister on another page. So sorry this happened. So sorry for all your loved ones as well. This should never, ever happen.
To his loved ones, I am so sorry. Keep each other close, because life is short! Prayers for all.


March 3, 2017

36 years does not lessen the void that has been left by your absence. I am honored and humbled to have had the opportunity to meet and befriend your family. They have become such an important part of my life. You would be so proud of you son. He has faced every curve life has thrown him head on. Your grandchildren are the spitting image of you. Your legacy lives on through your family and their dedication to see that you are honored. I am proud to call them my friends. We will never forget your service or sacrifice.

Erin Gibson-Darrow
CSPD Wife (Retired)

April 12, 2016

This year is going to be the 36th since you were taken from your loved ones. They still love you and miss you. Your son is a wonderful dad and your youngest grandson reminds (the people that knew you) of you. One would think that after all these years it has gotten easier to accept that you are gone but year after year I see that you gone but never forgotten. R.I.P and know that you are always in our thoughts

Claudia Perreira
daughter in law

April 4, 2016

I went to Colorado Springs recently to participate in several events for the memorial. It was remarkable. Some very, very, very special people worked extremely hard to make that weekend happen. Your son and daughter-in-law were a part of it, because everyone there opened their arms and embraced them from the beginning. Everyone I met was extraordinary, and their commitment to this is amazing. I thought I would be sad, but I felt so blessed by all that happened I could only feel grateful, and overjoyed when they allowed me to pitch-in a bit. It meant a great deal to me. I will always remember the dedication, and love of all involved. Unfortunately, two more of your brothers have lost their lives. Our prayers will go out to their families.

Tehri Perreira

June 11, 2014

Your never forgotten. You live on in so many ways, and so many memories. You live on most through your son. He has the wonderful qualities of both his parents. The grandchildren he's given you are remarkable. It's hard to accept that all these years have passed, and every time a police officer or a fireman is lost I know what they feel. Mom never forgot all the love and support we got from the people of Colorado Springs, and we won't either. We miss you so very much, but you live in our hearts always and forever, and when we can no come to this spot your grandchildren will. To all your brothers in uniform who have joined you continue to watch over us all.

Your loving sister and family

Tehri Perreira

April 16, 2014

Patrolman Perreira,
On today, the 34th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Colorado Springs. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 12, 2014

Joe and I were reminiscing about you today. Although it has been 33 years we still remember you like it was yesterday. You were always a great cover car and we enjoyed calls with you. I'll never forget you calling me and Joe the dynamic duo. RIP brother thanks for the great memories.

Barry/245 Vallejos/418
Former Officers CSPD

November 30, 2013

Happen father's day from your grandson Aidan

Aidan's mom

June 16, 2013

I became a CSPD officer two years after your being killed in the line of duty. Just know that you will all ways remain in my thoughts specifically when driving by the 711 store where your life was taken. god bless you and rest in peace.


Patrol Officer

June 5, 2013

timmy this is your sis tina my love for will never fade and some day we will meet again you were the best brother any one could have and the best cop on anyone could want in tine of trouble i will always love you forever your sister tina tt

pastor tina perreira

October 6, 2012

Patrolman Perreira,
Even though it's been 32 years since you were killed in the line of duty you are still remembered. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

April 13, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflection.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 12, 2012

Back in 1980 my family and I were just returning from our L.A. vacation an as we were driving thru Arizona we were stopped by a State Trooper who advised me of the shooting of a CSPD officer. I had just completed my 1st year as a CSPD patrolman and was unaware of what had happened back home. I think of you often Augustus in my thoughts & prayers.

Jesse Y. Leal, #4114

March 5, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Perreira. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 24, 2012

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