Born in: Navarra
Age: 50
Offspring: 1
Marital status: Married
Job: Commander of the Armed Police and chief of Bandera 65 Móvil
Date of the attack: 26/11/1977
Place of the attack: Pamplona
Guilties: Joaquín Pérez de Viñaspre, Ceferino Sarasola Arregui, muertos en un tiroteo en enero de 1978 Francisco Javier Martínez Apesteguía, responsable de pasar la información
Weapon: Gun
Killed by: ETA


When friends and relatives of Armed Police Commandant Joaquín Imaz asked him why he did not have a bodyguard, he always used to say: “What for? It would be pointless. If they’re going to kill me, they’ll shoot me in the back”. On the night of 26 November 1977, Joaquín had been playing cards with friends at the Eslava casino. He left and went to the car park at the bull ring to get his car and drive back to his home at the barracks in Beloso. Before reaching the vehicle, he was shot nine times from behind by members of ETA. The last bullet was fired when the commandant was lying on the ground. Bewildered by the sudden commotion at their home, his only daughter, Carmen, aged seven, began to fear the worst. She went up to one of the major’s colleagues and said: “Is it true that they’ve killed my Dad?”.