As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Jose Agostinho - [Wetaskiwin , Alberta]
Additional Info: Constable Agostinho had been with the RCMP for nine years. He leaves behind a wife and two children. The funeral will be held Friday, July 8th at LeDuc, Alberta (near Edmonton).
Cause of Death: Constable Agostinho was killed after his cruiser was hit from behind by a semi-trailer.
Date of Incident: July 4, 2005
Suspect Info: No charges have been brought against the driver who hit Const. Agostinho.
The RCMP are reeling after the loss of another officer – Const. Jose Agostinho was killed Monday when his cruiser was hit from behind by a delivery truck and pushed across the Queen Elizabeth Highway.
Agostinho, who worked out of the Wetaskiwin detachment and had been with the RCMP for nine years, was parked on the side of the road near Millet, investigating a single vehicle rollover, when his car was hit by the cube van.
The force of the impact pushed his car across four lanes of traffic, crumpling it so badly the 45-year-old father of two had to be cut out.