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 and is survived by his wife and son.


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

Incident Details

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

Most Recent Reflection

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You will never be forgotten my friend, The squad will never forget the night you were taken. We pray the good lord look over your family. It was an honor to serve with you, and know you left this world a better place. God bless you and your family.

RD Pemberton
Master Patrol Officer
Tampa Police Dept.
You may be gone my friend but your not forgotten, The squad will never forget. God bless

December 31, 2017

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