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Sergeant Billy Colón-Crespo | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Sergeant

Billy Colón-Crespo

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Monday, August 24, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Sergeant Billy Colón-Crespo and Sergeant Ramón Ramirez-Castro were shot and killed while answering an armed robbery call at a local bakery. The officers entered the store and detained two suspects but as they began to search one of them other other suspect suddenly opened fire, striking both officers.

As the both officers were laying on the ground one of the suspects took one of the officer's .357 caliber duty weapon and shot them both again. The suspects fled the scene with a third suspect in a waiting get-away car but were later captured. The entire incident was captured on the business' security camera.

Sergeant Colón-Crespo had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by seven children.

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