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Police Officer Miguel A. Ocasio-Vazquez | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Police Officer

Miguel A. Ocasio-Vazquez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Friday, August 9, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 18 years

Badge # 2707

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: In custody

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Police Officer Miguel A. Ocasio-Vazquez was shot and killed while responding to assist in a pursuit following a robbery.

The vehicle Officer Ocasio-Vazquez was in intercepted the vehicle on PR-1, in Caguas. The suspects opened fire with rifles, striking Officer Ocasio-Vazquez in the head. The patrol car then crashed, injuring the other two officers in it.

Officer Ocasio-Vazquez had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his five children.

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A 19 años de tu partida, hoy le recuerdo con mucho respeto y admiración. No le conocí pero si recuerdo estar trabajando con la GN en los caseríos y escuchar de este incidente. De agentes como usted es a quien le pertenece el respeto y la admiración de la gente buena de PR. Que en paz siga descansando su alma mientras nosotros seguimos velando por los suyos.

Special Agent (former PRPD Agent #31069)
USACID
August 9, 2015

 

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