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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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The day of your death changed my life forever. My Mom, a TPA cop's wife watched the news for hours until the suspect was arrested. My Dad didn't celebrate his birthday for over 20 yeats over guilt of ur death. I'm so sorry for your family loss. I would love if ur family would contact me. [email protected]

PO daughter
TPA
June 10, 2017

 

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