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Policeman Jesus M. Ortiz-Otero | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman

Jesus M. Ortiz-Otero

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Monday, August 8, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Not available

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Policeman Ortiz-Otero was struck and killed by a patrol car during a pursuit of a motorcycle. He and other officers were providing security at a United States - Puerto Rico Olympic Team basketball game when he received word that there was a pursuit heading towards him on State Highway 3. As the vehicle motorcycle approached he stepped in the roadway to attempt to get the man to stop but was inadvertently struck by the patrol car.
Policeman Ortiz-Otero was survived by his wife and two children.

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A 32 años de tu pérdida, hoy recordamos ese fatídico día. Gracias por tu servicio y por tu integridad con el pueblo de Puerto Rico y la policía. Personas como tú son los que nos impulsan a continuar en la carrera de justicia criminal.

Special Agent (former PRPD Agent #31069)
USACID
August 8, 2015

 

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