*Shot and Killed In The Line of Duty*
Rest In Peace Police Officer Rogelio Santander
Dallas Police Department, Texas
End Of Watch: April 25, 2018 (1st of 3 deaths today)
Officer Rogelio Santander, 27, was shot and killed when he responded to assist with an arrest on a theft call. A second Dallas Police Officer was also shot and critically wounded as well as a civilian Loss Prevention Officer(details within). Born with a soul that has Courage to wear the Badge, Ofc. Santander had been Saving, Serving, and protecting the People as a Law Enforcement Officer for three years. He was assigned to the Northeast Division.
Courageous and Compassionate, Fearless and Fair, this Brave and Benevolent Son and Brother of Blue simply wanted to make a difference in his small corner of the world. May we take a part of Brother Rogelio's legacy with us when we enter our daily arenas as we continue to create our own. May we vow to continue with the same Honor, Integrity, and Bravery as this True Blue served.
May we always remember how Police Officer Rogelio Santander Lived As Only A Hero Could.
May we never forget how his life was taken so coldly, and with malice, when he came running to assist a fellow Officer ... On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 1612hours(local), a call for assistance came in from a Dallas Police Officer who was working a detail at the Home Depot located at 11600 block of Forest Central Drive regarding a shoplifting suspect and arrest needing to be made. This Officer was assisted by a civilian Home Depot Loss Prevention Officer.
Dallas Police Officers Rogelio Santander and Crystal Almeida responded to assist. While speaking to the theft suspect, the suspect pulled out two handguns and began shooting at the Officers at near point blank range.
Officer Santander was shot in the back of the head.
Officer Almeida was shot in the face
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