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Policeman Virgilio Sanchez-Pinzon | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico


Virgilio Sanchez-Pinzon

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Saturday, September 3, 1960

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 2402

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Not available

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Policeman Sanchez-Pinzon was stabbed to death as he and another officer attempted to make an arrest. The second officer was also injured. The suspect was convicted of the Policeman Sanchez-Pinzon's murder and sent to prison, where he was murdered by other inmates.

Policeman Sanchez-Pinzon had only served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and two sons, one of whom later became a police officer for the Puerto Rico Police Department.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 53rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 28, 2013


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