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Agent Dixon Matos-Colon | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

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Dixon Matos-Colon

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Thursday, October 9, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Agent Dixon Matos-Colon was killed while attempting to arrest a robbery suspect in Aibonito, Puerto Rico.

Agent Matos-Colon responded to a distress call from another agent who was killed while trying arrest a suspect who had escaped from prison and committed an armed robbery in the neighboring town of Barranquitas. The agent found the assailant, and during a foot chase the suspect shot Agent Matos-Colon in the thigh. The agent was able to return fire and wounded the attacker.

Agent Matos-Colon died the next day in Aibonito Mennonite Hospital. The suspect was charged with two counts of first degree murder, robbery, assault, illegal weapon and escaping prison.

Agent Matos-Colon served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 13 years, and was assigned with the Criminal Investigations Corps of Coamo. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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End of Watch: Thursday, October 9, 1997
Cause: Gunfire

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