Ranger Félix Rodríguez-Gomez

Ranger Félix Rodríguez-Gomez

Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Félix Rodríguez-Gomez

Rangers Félix Rodríguez and Kenneth Betancourt 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 Rodriguez had served with the agency for nearly six years and was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 5 years, 9 months
  • Badge 2-547

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

October 4, 2018

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