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Agent Jose L. Garcia-Baez | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico


Jose L. Garcia-Baez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 2, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 29 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Agent Jose Garcia-Baez was shot and killed when a person tried to steal his service weapon in front of a grocery store in the community of Hato Tejas, in Bayamon.

The suspect attempted to steal the service weapon from Agent Garcia-Baez, who was in uniform and assisting with security at the store, while the grocery store was closing. During the scuffle Agent Garcia-Baez was shot five times and died hours later in the hospital. The owner of the store was also shot and killed.

Agent Garcia-Baez served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 29 years, and was assigned to the Precint 132 of Guaynabo. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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You are a special person. We said that because you live in our hearts you help so many people that you must have a place very close to God. We will always remember you with lots of love.......

Carmen Contreras
March 16, 2013


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