Officer Oscar Perez

Officer Oscar Perez

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

  • Age: 31
  • Tour: 7 years
  • End of Watch: March 24, 2000
  • Chair Delivery: November 9, 2014
Officer Oscar Perez was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who was wanted in another jurisdiction.  Officer Perez and his partner were sent to a hotel after the San Antonio Police Department received a tip that the suspect was there. The suspect refused to allow the officers to enter his room. Officers opened the door using a room key and as the officers entered the room, the suspect dropped behind a bed and opened fire, striking Officer Perez.
Officer Perez was flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead during surgery.