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Special Agent Ariel Rios | United States Department of the Treasury - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, U.S. Government

Special Agent

Ariel Rios

United States Department of the Treasury - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Thursday, December 2, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Florida

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to 60 years

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Special Agent Ariel Rios was shot and killed while conducting an undercover operation in Miami, Florida. He was shot while struggling with a suspect who was attempting to shoot other ATF agents.

The subject who murdered Special Agent Rios was sentenced to 60 years in prison.

Special Agent Rios was survived by his wife and children.

The Ariel Rios Federal Building, located in Washington, DC, was named in honor of Agent Rios.

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Rest in peace . You have probably meet with Walter .
We still love you. When the phone rings in the middle of the night , I always think is you calling to open the front door. We miss you so much
Love you always
Your sister
Nilda

Nilda
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February 13, 2016

 

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