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Police Officer Ivan Fontanez-Bruno | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Police Officer

Ivan Fontanez-Bruno

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Sunday, March 24, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 20

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life in prison

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Officer Ivan Fontanez-Bruno was shot and killed after being identified as a police officer while off duty. He and another officer were carjacked and abducted by unknown suspects.

At approximately 11:30pm, Cadet Fontanez-Bruno and a fellow cadet were at Las Croabas beachfront in Fajardo when three armed men announced a holdup. As the armed robbers took the cadets' wallets they noticed both were police cadets. They were forced into the cadets' vehicle and drove off towards Highway 3, where they shot Cadet Fontanez-Bruno. The other cadet was left unharmed in an abandoned spot down the road. All three men were apprehended and convicted of felony-murder rule. They served life in prison.

Cadet Fontanez-Bruno join the Puerto Rico Police Department, and was a member of Group 18, Academy 198 for almost a year. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Police Officer.

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You were a Hero Sir, RIP brother

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
March 24, 2012

 

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