Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # 8-0583
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Charged with murder
Sergeant Noel Cordero-GuzmÃ¡n was shot and killed with his own weapon after intervening in a disturbance while off duty.
He was at a local fast food restaurant with friends when he observed a group of people creating a disturbance. Sergeant Cordero-Guzmán had a previous encounter with one of the men causing the disturbance. After identifying himself to the group he was attacked and beaten. One of the suspects then grabbed Sergeant Cordero-Guzmán's service weapon and shot him in the chest, killing him.
The 17-year-old shooter was charged as an adult with first degree murder, attempted murder, and weapons violations.
Sergeant Cordero-Guzmán had served with the Ponce Municipal Police Department for two years. He is survived by his expectant wife and 5-year-old child.
He was posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant.