Police Inspector José Ramón Morán González was assassinated by ETA in Guecho (Vizcaya) on 22 April 1975. He lived in Sopelana, about 7 kilometres away and took the train to work at the police station in Guecho each day. He had just left the station when two terrorists got out of a car and approached him from behind. One of them then shot him twice from a short distance. The gunman then ran away. The injured man was taken to the Guecho first aid centre, where he died a few minutes later.
José Ramón Morán González was originally from La Velilla in León. He was married and had a three-year-old daughter. He joined the police force in January 1965 and had previously been stationed in Palma de Mallorca, Torremolinos and Barcelona. Since April 1972 he had been working in Guecho as head of the department responsible for issuing national identity documents.