Raquel Pérez Palma is the daughter, granddaughter, niece, wife, and, from the 15th of October, also widow of civil guards. His life is marked by a body which it defines as "large and exemplary" and now speaks with affection but, above all, with regret: "My husband was not wearing a vest because there is no bullet-proof vests for the guards," he says. "You have to buy, like the cover of security of the weapon, and with a salary of 1,500 euros per month, two children and a mortgage is very complicated," he justifies. And she adds indignantly: "Well, it can't be: they have to give it to all, can't let go on the street with the body in the air."
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early That morning José Manuel Arcos was on patrol with another officer in a period of learning. "They called him 'master', all new you wanted to go out with him, because he lived his profession," recalls a partner of their same position, in La Zubia (Granada). "But we should not go out alone with one of the practices", he asserts. Were chasing a robber in the area of Huétor Vega, a common criminal who, when caught, he stole the gun arc, he shot and gave to the flight, although he was subsequently arrested. His passenger, also not wearing a vest, he came out unscathed in the shootout.
Car bored and with 400,000 miles
"Took a lot of time claiming the vests and told them that in a year the would have," says Rachel. A bullet-proof vest costs between 500 € and 600€. "Now I have given some to the of his as they usually patrol, but those who are in the offices and come out once in a while to the street because there is a lot Pinbahis of lack of troops and have to take turns with the guards of the other posts, those are still coming out without a vest," he says. "They go in cars that have over 400,000 miles, ten years, with the holes, some have put up bricks to not go their feet," he recalls. "It's a shame, will leave the skin by others, my husband into a few months had gotten into a fire to save two children, found years ago a girl lost in a forest, he gave himself and was proposed many times for a medal that never came... is imposed when he was already in the box, it's not right," complained Rachel, that ensures that if it had been well that day would not have accepted the award (red medal of merit of the Civil Guard, pensionada).The guardia civil who died José Manuel Arcos with the girl they rescued on a hill.
"To be clear: I do not speak for my husband, I speak because I do not want what has happened to him to happen again to any other partner. Now, apart from getting the maximum sentence for the assassin, I'm going to fight through all those guards that are still working in poor conditions, because my husband has died but, as of today, everything remains the same and that can't be".
The last time she saw her husband was on the night of October 14. It was a month that had been held on a cruise ship 25 years of marriage. "Said goodbye with a kiss, as always, and I said to him: 'Be careful', as always." Rachel had gotten used to not sleeping when Arches worked nights. "I got up at 4.30 to drink water and I thought 'since he is shortly', but when the phone rang, I knew that I had passed something."
- what Is the woman Arches?
- Yes, what has happened?
- Are you single?
- No, with my children.
- For dress that you're going to pass to pick her up to go to the hospital, that her husband has been wounded.
When Rachel saw all of those controls by the hallways, the doctors, the psychologists... "Already knew", he says. From the day of the funeral, also attended by the minister of the Interior Fernando Grande-Marlaska, has not returned to know nothing of any of those controls.