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Police Officer Roberto Román-Torres | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Police Officer

Roberto Román-Torres

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Friday, February 13, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 21

Tour: 9 months

Badge # 25101

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Officer Roberto Román-Torres was shot and killed by unknown subjects while interverning in an altercation.

The officer was playing cards with some friends in the Clausells neighborhood in Ponce, when an underage person shot him in the chest. He was transported to San Lucas Hospital in Ponce where he died .

Officer Román-Torres belonged to the class 198-C of the Puerto Rico Police Academy, and was just 7 days to graduation. He was promoted posthumously to the rank of officer. He is survived by his wife, two children, mother, and two sisters.

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To my Big Cusin, My Brother. You are always in my heart, every step I take in my uniform I know you are with me. I decide to join this brotherhood because of you. I know you enjoy watching over me. As kids we talked about doing this, so I do it with pride and joy. R.I.P Rob Love you always. I miss you!

Officer Luis Torres
Cousin- Passaic County Sheriffs
June 5, 2013


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