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Ranger Kenneth Omar Betancourt-Camacho | Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, Puerto Rico

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Kenneth Omar Betancourt-Camacho

Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Rangers Kenneth Betancourt and Félix Rodríguez were shot and killed while confronting three men who had jumped a fence at the agency's headquarters building in San Juan at approximately 1:00 am.

Both rangers had been assigned to a security detail at the headquarters. As they confronted the trespassers, the men opened fire on the rangers, who were able to return fire. Ranger Betancourt and Ranger Rodríguez both suffered fatal wounds during the shootout. One of the suspects was also wounded.

The suspects then stole the patrol car and gun from one of the fallen rangers and then fled. All three were arrested a short time later after police received a telephone tip from a witness.

Ranger Betancourt is survived by his two young children.

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End of Watch: Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Cause: Gunfire

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Hero's may fall but shall never be forgotten. My prayers go out to your family Ranger and may you RIP now Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
February 3, 2012

 

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