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Description

Born in: Castilla-La Mancha
Age: 50
Offspring: 1
Marital status: Married
Job: National Police officer
Date of the attack: 21/05/1985
Weapon: Pistola
Killed by: ETA

Description

Francisco had gone walking up Mount Ulía with his friend and colleague Máximo and their dogs. The two men were off duty and not in uniform. The terrorists attacked their victims in an isolated area, shooting them at point-blank range in the head. At nine o’clock in the evening, the officers’ families began to be concerned, especially after one of the dogs returned home alone. Around a hundred police officers, backed by a Civil Guard helicopter, combed the hill, particularly the area close to the La Plata lighthouse, where Francisco and Máximo often walked with their dogs. The bodies were eventually found in Mount Ulía after an intense night-time search. The police heard a whining noise. When they followed it, they found the two police officers lying face up. Máximo’s dog was lying on his master’s chest, howling in grief.