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Lieutenant Ramon Villanueva-Moro | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Lieutenant

Ramon Villanueva-Moro

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Monday, October 30, 1950

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Lieutenant Ramon Villanueva-Moro was shot and killed during a political uprising.

Lieutenant Villanueva-Moro was in command of the police station in Arecibo when it was attacked at approximately 10:30 am.

Eight members of the Puerto Rico Police Department were shot and killed during a political insurrection in which the Nationalist Party was attempting to overthrow the United States' presence. The insurrection called for the attack of every police department and military installation on Puerto Rico.

The day before the planned attack a large number of arrests were made by the Puerto Rico Police and FBI. However, the attack still went on and led to the deaths of dozens of individuals.

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Lt. Villanueva-Moro,
On today, the 67th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officers who were also killed that day for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Puerto Rico. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
October 30, 2017

 

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