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Description

Born in: Comunidad Valenciana
Age: 25
Offspring: 0
Marital status: Married
Job: Chief Inspector
Date of the attack: 03/10/1980
Place of the attack: Durango
Weapon: Subfusil
Killed by: ETA

Description

On 3 October 1980, a number of ETA terrorists opened fire with machine guns on an unofficial police vehicle in Durango, killing all three occupants: Deputy Commissioner Sergio Canal, National Police Officer Jesús Hernando, the driver of the vehicle, and Police Inspector José Antonio Merenciano. In order to ensure that none of the police survived, the assassins then approached the vehicle and shot the victims in the head. They then made their getaway in a vehicle they had stolen earlier at gunpoint.