Camarillo, Euladio 2001-03-17
Euladio Camarillo talks about his life and jobs in Texas. He shares experiences about working on the police force and the discrimination of Hispanic peoples in the criminal justice system.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Euladio "Lalo" Camarillo
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Date: March 17, 2001
Location: Midland, Texas
Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez
Introduction; Background; Santa Rosa, Texas; Segregated education until 3rd grade; Cotton-picking; Local jobs; Midland College; Applied science; Class and work schedule; Korean War; Drafted after high school; Radar section to artillery; Grocery Store; Managed store after father died; Business struggled; Moved to Midland; Police officer training; The police force; Directed traffic; Patrol; Discrimination of Hispanics and African-Americans; Training; Leave of Absence; Went to San Antonio, Texas for family; Moved back and was rehired by chief of police; Impact of Municipal Court Judge; Camarillo’s role as an interpreter; School for Hispanics on the legal system; Crime Prevention Unit; Lead programs as head of unit; Received awards for achievements; Retirement; Involved in boards to serve the community; Declined many opportunities to work; Volunteer work; Current day Santa Rosa, Texas; Social decline; Impact of Drugs; Family Artifacts; Railroad company; Father; Baked Mexican pastries; Mother’s family; Family reunion.
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