Sergeant Jorge Sanchez-Santiago

Sergeant Jorge Sanchez-Santiago

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Sunday, August 16, 2009

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Jorge Sanchez-Santiago

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.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 18715

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Sentenced to 132 years prison

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Sgt. Sanchez-Santiago,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Puerto Rico. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 16, 2019

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