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Police Officer Porfirio Soto, Jr. | Tampa Police Department, Florida Tampa Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

Porfirio Soto, Jr.

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Friday, December 30, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide in prison

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Officer Porfirio Soto was shot and killed while serving an arrest warrant.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. He hanged himself in prison on April 13, 1997.

Officer Soto had been employed with the Tampa Police Department for 18 months and is survived by his wife and son.

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Today is 27 years that you left us. I wish you could see your baby boy who is now a grown man. He looks exactly like you, laughs like you, and is as wonderful as you. You can rest assure that he is the man you would have wanted to call son. We are as close with your family as ever, my daughter from my current husband calls your mom Abuela and loves her just as much. Your nieces and nephews are all amazing, your sisters are as beautiful as ever, and your mom has been an angel in my life. Thank you to all who have left such wonderful comments. May God bless you all!!

Carmen Soto
December 30, 2015


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