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Description

Born in: Castilla y León
Age: 59
Offspring: 6
Marital status: Married
Job: Retired Civil Guard agent
Date of the attack: 10/07/1981
Place of the attack: Basauri
Guilties: Enrique Letona Viteri, José Antonio Borde Gaztelumendi, Sebastián Echániz Alcorta, Luis Armando Zabalo Bilbao
Weapon: Pistola
Killed by: ETA

Description

Joaquín Gorjón González was a retired civil guard. He was 59 years old, married and had six children. He was killed by ETA on 10 July 1981. Joaquín was waiting at the railway station in Basauri to take the train to Bilbao when an ETA terrorist produced a pistol and shot him twice, once in the back and once in the neck. Joaquín died, and the gunman got away in a car that was waiting outside the station.

The Municipal Police in Basauri notified the Civil Guard in Bilbao, to try to trace the car in which the terrorists had fled. A chase ensued through the Old Quarter of Bilbao, where the ETA gang abandoned the car and continued on foot through the streets of the city centre. During the pursuit, the ETA members used two people as human shields in an exchange of fire with the Civil Guard; Aurora Múgica Múgica suffered minor injuries, but Ovidio Ferreira Martín was severely injured and died four days later. Ovidio was only 29 years old and unmarried.