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Police Officer Carlos R. Acosta-Ray | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Police Officer

Carlos R. Acosta-Ray

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Monday, November 5, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 21937

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; AK-47

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Carlos Acosta-Ray was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a burglary call at a construction site.

Officer Acosta-Ray and his partner were in plainclothes and driving an unmarked vehicle. As they were investigating the scene, one of the suspects ambushed them with an AK-47, striking Officer Acosta-Ray 13 times. His partner was able to return fire, striking the suspects. One of the three suspects was a former police officer. The shooter was arrested and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Acosta-Ray had been employed with the Puerto Rico Police Department for over 7 years.

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Hoy se cumplen 14 años de tu partida hermano sabes cuánto te extraño y toda tu familia solo tus recuerdos nos calma tu ausencia por qué en nuestro corazón siempre estás. Sabes q no es un adiós si no un hasta luego xq volveré a verte y te diré q te quiero. Tu madrecita y padre como te extrañan hermano su pérdida es una ausencia muy grande para nuestras vidas el saber q no estás en nuestras vidas duele. Sabes q te quiero y en mi corazón siempre estarás te quiero hermanito.

Gladys Acosta Rey
November 5, 2015


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