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Description

Born in: Castilla y León
Age: 30
Offspring: 0
Marital status: Single
Job: Corporal of the Armed Police
Date of the attack: 20/11/1978
Place of the attack: Basauri
Guilties: Juan José Gaminde Aranguren, Juan José Legarreta Echevarría
Weapon: Subfusil
Killed by: ETA

Description

A few minutes before eleven o’clock in the morning, ETA opened fire with machine guns on 33 police officers who were playing football in the sports ground of the barracks in Basauri. The attack, which was carried out from the Bilbao-Behovia motorway, killed Corporal José Benito Sánchez of the Armed Police and Guardsman first class Benjamín Sancho, as well as causing diverse injuries to a young man who was waiting at a bus stop outside the barracks and another 16 officers: Leocadio Arenas Galicia, Isaac Javier Bacarizo Bueno, Eusebio Calvo Pujol, Eduardo Castaño Justel, Fernando Cortés Legaz, José Manuel Erguita Moreno, José Falcón Quintero, Fernando Ferrer Conejero, Luis Jodra Benito, Francisco Laplaza Cortes, Ángel Moreno Cantisano, Esteban Rodríguez Saldaña, José Ruiz Álvarez, José Luis Sanz Barco, Juan José Tomás Marteles and Antonio Vaguena Gracia.