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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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Rest in peace .

Sgt. Jim Russo
January 17, 2017

 

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