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New Hero Search Augustin De La Pena - Aug. 03, 1925 (10655)

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Resided: TX, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Aug. 03, 1925
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 43 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.  
Washington D.C., DC   20229   USA
(877)227-5511
County: District of Columbia
Dept. Type: Federal/Law Enforcement
Hero's Rank: Patrol Inspector
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 2 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: TX   USA   Mon. Aug. 03, 1925
Summary: Patrol Inspector Augustin De La Pena was shot and killed when he intervened in an assault at a restaurant in Rio Grande City, Texas, at approximately 7:00 pm.

He and another inspector were at dinner when a mentally ill man entered and began to argue with the owner. As the man attempted to leave he was confronted by Inspector De La Pena and a struggle ensued in which Inspector De La Pena was shot in the stomach. He continued to struggle with the suspect, and as he grew weak from blood loss, he shot and killed the suspect.

Inspector De La Pena was transported to the hospital at Fort Ringgold where he died at 1:00 am on August 3rd.

Inspector De La Pena had served with the United States Border Patrol for two years. He was survived by his wife and nine children. He is buried in Rio Grande City, Starr County.

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