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Friday, September 5, 2014

Criminal Justice Quote: Small Town Officer Shot to Death Making Misdemeanor Arrest

     The police chief in a small Texas town just southwest of San Antonio was fatally shot Saturday August 23, 2014 while conducting a traffic stop…Elmendorf, Texas Police Chief Michael Pimentel was shot after pulling over Joshua Lopez, 24, to serve an active misdemeanor warrant for graffiti…Lopez shot Pimentel several times. The chief was airlifted to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

   Lopez was taken into custody without incident and will face a charge of capital murder for shooting a police officer.

     Elmendorf, located 25 miles southeast of San Antonio, has a population of 1,500. The town has two paid police officers and ten reserve officers…Pimentel is the fifth law enforcement officer to die in Texas this year. Three were killed by gunfire. In Texas, thirteen officers died in the line of duty last year.

"Texas Police Chief Fatally Shot During Traffic Stop," Fox News, August 24, 2014

   

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