Sergeant Manuel H. Tapia
Sgt. Tapia was shot at about 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 1991, in Nogales by a drug suspect. He died at about 1 a.m. Jan. 8, 1991, at Tucson Medical Center. The suspect, Noel Gonzales-Bernal of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, was fatally shot by a Nogales police officer.
The incident occurred in Nogales, about a mile north of the border,
after Tapia and the Nogales police officer stopped the suspect's