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Agent Rafael Santana-Cruz | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico


Rafael Santana-Cruz

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Sunday, May 13, 2007

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Charged with murder

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Agent Rafael Santana-Cruz was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect while off duty.

He was returning home after seeing a friend when he observed a man holding a gun. Agent Santana-Cruz identified himself and attempted to arrest the man but was shot seven times.

The suspect was arrested a short time later and charged with first degree murder.

Agent Santana-Cruz had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 6 years. He is survived by his wife and four 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.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 13, 2015


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