Agent Jose L. Garcia-Baez

Agent Jose L. Garcia-Baez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Tuesday, April 2, 2002

Jose L. Garcia-Baez

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.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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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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