Born in: Cantabria
Age: 49
Offspring: 3
Marital status: Married
Job: Commander, Chief of the Municipal Police
Date of the attack: 13/04/1980
Place of the attack: Gasteiz
Guilties: Ignacio Arakama Mendia, José Ramón López de Abechuco, Moisés Izar de la Fuente Martínez de Arenaza, Pedro Manuel González Alonso
Weapon: Gun
Killed by: ETA


Having attended mass at the Los Ángeles parish church, Commander Eugenio Lázaro Valle was heading towards Calle Sancho el Sabio in Vitoria. The terrorists had ordered a taxi to drive them to the area of the church. They asked the driver to stop. One of the terrorists stayed in the vehicle while the other rendezvoused with the third attacker at the traffic light. As the officer was approaching the traffic light, one of the terrorists came up behind him and killed him with a single shot to the back of the head. He was declared dead on arrival at the Santiago hospital.

Commander Eugenio Lázaro had been considered as a possible replacement for Jesús Ignacio Velasco, also murdered by ETA, as head of the Alava provincial police force (Miñones).