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Sergeant Jorge Sanchez-Santiago | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

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Jorge Sanchez-Santiago

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Sunday, August 16, 2009

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 17 years

Badge # 18715

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; 9 mm

Offender: Sentenced to 132 years prison

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Sergenat Jorge Sanchez-Santiago and Lieutenant Benjamin Santiago-Fragoso were shot and killed as they transported a prisoner to jail.

The prisoner was somehow able to obtain one of the officers' weapons. Sergeant Sanchez-Santiago was shot once in the head and Lieutenant Santiago-Fragoso was shot three times in the chest and critically wounded. Lieutenant Santiago-Fragoso succumbed to his wounds five weeks later.

The suspect fled the scene but was arrested the next day after an extensive search by the FBI, USMS and the Puerto Rico Police Department. The FBI has assumed jurisdiction of the case as a car jacking incident. The suspect was convicted and sentenced to 132 years in prison.

Sergeant Sanchez-Santiago had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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End of Watch: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 4th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
February 23, 2013

 

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