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New Hero Search Jerry Wayne Cawthon - Jan. 01, 1964 (18357)

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Amarillo Police Dept. Patch
Resided: TX, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jan. 01, 1964
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 24 yrs. of age
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Dept: Amarillo Police Dept. - TX
200 SE 3rd Ave  
Amarillo, TX   79101   USA
(806)378-9452
County: Potter
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
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Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: TX   USA   Wed. Jan. 01, 1964
Summary: Patrolman Cawthon was shot and killed following a vehicle pursuit of a juvenile who ran a red light. The suspect finally stopped at his home and ran to the back door, where Patrolman Cawthon apprehended him. During the struggle the juvenile's brother and friend came to his aid and began to argue with the officer. The friend, who was standing behind Patrolman Cawthon grabbed his service weapon as he spun him around, then shot him in the mouth. The suspect was apprehended on the scene and was sentenced to ten years in prison. Patrolman Cawthon was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

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