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We will not forget Patrolman Augustus J. Perreira Jr. . . Patrolman Perreira …

We will not forget Patrolman Augustus J. Perreira Jr.
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Patrolman Perreira was shot and killed after stopping at a local convenience store. He had entered the store unaware that a disturbance call had just been placed there. He began to escort the man out of the store when the man stated he was not going to go to jail. The suspect then produced a handgun and shot Patrolman Perreira several times. He was able to return fire, wounding the suspect. The suspect was found guilty by reason of insanity and sent to the Colorado State Hospital where he still remained in 2001.
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End of Watch: April 12, 1980

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