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Lieutenant Benjamin Emanuel Santiago-Fragosa | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Lieutenant

Benjamin Emanuel Santiago-Fragosa

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 24 years

Badge # 6-13177

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/16/2009

Weapon: Handgun; 9 mm

Offender: Sentenced to 132 years prison

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Lieutenant Benjamin Santiago-Fragosa and Agent Jorge Sanchez-Santiago were shot and killed as they transported a prisoner jail.

The prisoner was somehow able to obtain one of the officers' weapons. Agent Sanchez-Santiago was shot once in the head and Lieutenant Santiago-Fragosa was shot three times in the chest and critically wounded. Lieutenant Santiago-Fragosa 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.

Lieutenant Santiago-Fragosa had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 24 years and served as the director of the Vehicle Theft Division. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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Sergeant Jorge Sanchez-Santiago
Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico
End of Watch: Sunday, August 16, 2009
Cause: Gunfire

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Tremendo ser humano, humilde, respetuoso, muy trabajador y sobretodo humano y protector. A la hora de trabajar nunca hubo un "no se puede" sino vamos a hacerlo. Siempre serà recordado con afecto especial. Que descanses en paz y gloria con el Señor.

Cor. Ret. Lillian Rivera Molina
Policìa de Puerto Rico
October 31, 2015

 

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