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Agent José Fontañez-Correa | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

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José Fontañez-Correa

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 24639

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Agent José Fontañez-Correa was shot and killed as he and other officers attempted to arrest a suspect in a high narcotics trafficking area.

One of the suspects fled into nearby woods and was pursued by Agent Fontañez-Correa. The suspect opened fire, striking him once.

The suspect was taken into custody a short time later. Agent Fontañez-Correa was transported to a hospital in San Juan where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Agent Fontañez-Correa had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
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May 22, 2015

 

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