Austin Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Friday, April 6, 2012
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 17 years
Badge # 6674
Incident Date: 4/6/2012
Senior Police Officer Jaime Padron was shot and killed after responding to the Walmart on the I-35 Frontage Road to investigate reports of an intoxicated man at approximately 2:30 am.
Upon arriving at the scene, Officer Padron was immediately attacked by the man and was shot once in the neck at point blank range. Despite being wounded, he was able to inform dispatchers that he had been shot. Two Walmart employees tackled the suspect and held him down until responding units arrived and placed him under arrest.
Officer Padron succumbed to his wound at the scene.
Officer Padron was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Austin Police Department for three years. He had previously served with the Austin Airport Police Department and the San Angelo Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his two young daughters and parents.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Chief Art Acevedo
Austin Police Department
PO Box 689001
Austin, TX 78768
Phone: (512) 974-5000