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Agent Ramon Luis Galarza-Torres | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

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Ramon Luis Galarza-Torres

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Sunday, September 29, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # 7417

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Agent Ramon Galarza-Torres was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on Highway 2 near Aguada, Puerto Rico, at approximately 5:00 am.

He had stopped a vehicle and was preparing to arrest the driver for DUI when the man suddenly produced a .25 caliber handgun and fatally shot him. A passing citizen used Agent Galarza-Torres' radio to call for assistance as the subject fled the scene.

The subject was arrested based on information that Agent Galarza-Torres had broadcast over the radio during the stop. The man was charged with first degree murder, firearms charges, and DUI. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Agent Galarza-Torres was assigned to Transit Division Station C in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Sgt. Jim Russo
September 29, 2016

 

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