Sammy Cecilio Baca (1275)

9/13/2002: Officers tried to arrest Baca, named in multiple felony warrants, after conducting a traffic stop on his vehicle. Baca fled the vehicle on foot. Officers tried to subdue him. In the process, Baca took Officer Gannon Tucker's pistol, then shot twice at the officers. Corporals Jimmy Johnson, Keith Cargo and Lynn Ward fatally shot Baca. Baca had allegedly threatened Officer Tucker with a knife six days earlier.

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