Policeman Roberto Barbosa-Ortiz

Policeman Roberto Barbosa-Ortiz

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Friday, July 28, 1978

Roberto Barbosa-Ortiz

Policeman Roberto Barbosa-Ortiz was shot and killed while responding to a supermarket robbery in progress call.

He engaged the robber in a gunfight and was fatally wounded.

Bio

  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 21, 2013

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