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Description

Born in: Murcia
Age: 45
Offspring: 2
Marital status: Married
Job: Sergeant of the Civil Guard
Date of the attack: 29/10/1974
Place of the attack: Donostia
Weapon: Pistola
Killed by: ETA

Description

Sergeant Vera García and another officer were taking part in a joint investigation by the Civil Guard and the National Police into ETA activities. The operation came a month and a half after the group had committed its first massacre at the Café Rolando in Calle Correos in Madrid. The Civil Guard had received information that a member of the terrorist organisation was in the Trincherpe district. At around 7.30 pm, the two officers went to the neighbourhood to verify the information. They stopped an individual and asked for his papers. The man, who was ETA member Ignacio Iparraguirre Aseguinolaza, took out a gun and shot Sergeant Vera, wounding him in the chest. He died shortly afterwards.