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Sergeant Rurico E. Rivera-Orengo | Ponce Municipal Police Department, Puerto Rico Ponce Municipal Police Department, Puerto Rico

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Rurico E. Rivera-Orengo

Ponce Municipal Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Thursday, January 14, 1999

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Age: 22

Tour: 10 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Fall

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Sergeant Rurico Rivera-Orengo was killed after falling from a bridge into a river approximately 45 feet below

Sergeant Rivera-Orengo and several officers had responded to a call of illegal drag racing when he fell from the bridge. A search began after other officers noticed he was missing. During the search, Sergeant Felix Rivera-Collazo was also killed when he fell from the bridge into the river.

Sergeant Rivera-Orengo had been employed with the Ponce Municipal Police Department for ten months and is survived by his wife and child.

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Sergeant Felix M. Rivera-Collazo
Ponce Municipal Police Department, Puerto Rico
End of Watch: Thursday, January 14, 1999
Cause: Fall

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Sgt. Rivera-Collazo,
On today, the 14th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Sgt. for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Ponce. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
January 14, 2014

 

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