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Lieutenant Jose A. Cordova-Montañez | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico


Jose A. Cordova-Montañez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 30 years

Badge # 6-5317

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: At large

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Lieutenant Jose Cordova-Montañez was shot and killed when he attempted to take action while off duty.

He was at a local business on PR-183, in San Lorenzo, when several armed men announced a robbery. Lieutenant Cordova-Montañez identified himself as a police officer and attempted to intervene but was shot four times in the chest. The suspects then stole his service weapon and fled the scene.

He was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

Lieuteannt Cordova-Montañez had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 30 years and was going to retire the following year. He is survived by his wife, four children, several grandchildren, parents, and siblings.

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Como olvidar este día? Los responsables de su muerte fueron los mismos responsables de la muerte de un amigo muy querido. Lo mejor de todo es que la Fiscal a cargo del caso fue una de las mejores fiscales en PR y conocida personalmente por mi. Aún más, esta tragedia ocurrió cerca de la residencia de mis padres. Sepa usted que siempre le voy a recordar por todos los eventos que se asimilaron con mi persona en su caso. Le pido a Dios que lo tenga en su reino. Mis respetos y admiración para usted y su familia.

Special Agent (former PRPD Agent #31069
October 28, 2015


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