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Police Officer Pedro E. Mercado-Alvira | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Police Officer

Pedro E. Mercado-Alvira

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Thursday, January 16, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Officer Pedro Mercado-Alvira was shot and killed after stopping a suspicious vehicle.

While talking with the occupants Officer Mercado-Alvira recognized one of them as being a wanted fugitive. Upon asking him to exit the vehicle shots were fired and Officer Mercado-Alvira was struck in the neck, killing him instantly. He was wearing a vest at the time of the incident, and the shooter was captured.

Officer Mercado-Alvira worked with the Puerto Rico Police Department in the District of Ceiba.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th 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.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 16, 2012


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