Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Officer Peter J. Scrivano

Officer Peter "Pete" J. Scrivano
San Antonio Police Department, TX
Cause of Death: Gunfire
End of Watch: Thursday, May 28, 1931
Date of Incident: Thursday, May 28, 1931
Age: 38
Badge Number: 130
Tour of Duty: 3 years
Suspect Info: Ascencion Campa, Shot and killed
Weapon Used: Gun; .38 caliber revolver
Buried: Unknown
Location of Name on National and Texas Monuments
TPOM: 24, B, 04

On May 28, 1931 at about 10:30 pm, Officer Scrivano was investigating a traffic accident at Pecos and Produce Row. One of the men involved in the accident, later identified as Ascencion Campa was intoxicated. As Officer Scrivano was in the act of giving the second driver of the auto accident an appearance bond, Campa began to approach Officer Scrivano and asked "What are you going to do with me?" Officer Scrivano ordered Campa to wait until the other mans bond was made. As the second man was signing his bond, witnesses stated Campa approached Officer Scrivano and pulled a .38 revolver. Campa jabbed the revolver into Officer Scrivano's stomach and stated "stick 'em up." Officer Scrivano backed across the street and fell as he approached the sidewalk. Campa then fired the revolver, striking Officer Scrivano in the right breast over his heart, left arm, abdomen and right hip. Officer Scrivano returned fire and struck Campa five times before Officer Scrivano's weakened condition caused his pistol to fall from his hand. Officer Scrivano was rushed to Santa Rosa Hospital where he died 45 minutes after being shot. Campa also taken to a hospital died from his wounds days after. Capt. A.W. Harvey stated Officer Scrivano was conscious to the end and his last words were "Good-bye Captain Harvey, I'm going."

Officer Scrivano was born in Italy, prior to joining SAPD he was with the San Antonio Fire Department for five years. Little over six months prior to Officer Scrivano's death, he was severely injured around the same area as his death. By a car filled with juveniles who attempted to run him over. Police officials described Officer Scrivano "as a fearless, efficient officer. He had been doing excellent work." -------source San Antonio Light and San Antonio Express News

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