On November 11th, 2023, Senior Police Officer Jorge Pastore #9097 was tragically killed during a SWAT hostage rescue in the 9300 block of Bernoulli Drive in Austin.
At 2:49am the Austin Police Department responded to a domestic violence incident where family members had been stabbed. Officer Pastore responded in a SWAT capacity along with other SWAT team members. Due to the injuries sustained by family members, a hostage rescue was initiated, once by Patrol and then by SWAT when they arrived on scene. During both hostage rescue attempts, multiple officers were shot at, with the second attempt leaving two SWAT officers seriously wounded. Both SWAT officers were transported to a nearby hospital where Officer Pastore succumbed to his wounds.
On Saturday, November 11, 2023, we were notified of Senior Police Officer Kristy Astran # 4729 who had tragically passed away. Please keep the entire Astran family in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time.
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