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Policeman Miguel Angel Santiago-Garayua | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman

Miguel Angel Santiago-Garayua

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Thursday, December 12, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 13 years

Badge # 5640

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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Policeman Miguel Santiago-Garayua was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a drunk driver as he transported a prisoner to jail.

He was driving on PR-1, in Juana Diaz, when the crash occurred.

Policeman Santiago-Garayua was a Puerto Rico National Guard veteran and had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife, children, and mother.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
December 13, 2009

 

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