Police Officer Porfirio Soto, Jr.

Police Officer Porfirio Soto, Jr.

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, December 30, 1988

Porfirio Soto, Jr.

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. Prior to that he served as a corporal with the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed at MacDill Air Force Base, Fl. with Central Command from 1985-1987.

He was is survived by his wife and son.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide in prison

warrant service

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Officer Soto,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO/former Marine

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United States Border Patrol

December 30, 2018

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