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Policeman Dionisio Rivera-Yolistruck | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman

Dionisio Rivera-Yolistruck

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Monday, October 30, 1950

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Policeman Dionisio Rivera-Yolistruck was shot and killed during a political uprising.

Eight members of the Puerto Rico Police Department were shot and killed during a political insurrection in which the Nationalist Party was attempting to overthrow the United States' presence. The insurrection called for the attack of every police department and military installation on Puerto Rico.

The day before the planned attack a large number of arrests were made by the Puerto Rico Police and FBI. However, the attack still went on and led to the deaths of dozens of individuals.

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Officer Rivera-Yolistruck,
Please forgive me. I misspelled your name in my previous reflection left for you. Thank you ag for service for the citizens of Puerto Rico.

R.I.P.
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Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
October 30, 2017

 

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