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Sergeant Abimael Castro-Berrocales | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico


Abimael Castro-Berrocales

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Sunday, January 1, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 20 years

Badge # 8-18871

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/1/2012

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: At large

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Sergeant Abimael Castro-Berrocales was shot and killed after stopping a speeding vehicle on PR-100 in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, at approximately 9:30 am.

As the officer reached the driver's side of the stopped vehicle, he was immediately shot twice in the face and critically wounded. A responding unit observed the suspect flee the scene but stopped to render aid to Sergeant Castro-Berrocales. He was transported to Río Piedras Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.

The suspect(s) involved with Sergeant Castro-Berrocales' murder remain at large.

Sergeant Castro-Berrocales had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 20 years and was assigned to the Mayaguez Highway Patrol station. He is survived by his wife and three sons.

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As a 20+ years member of NYPD, I along with the entire NYPD also wish to show our respect for your loss, and hope you and your family find peace during this Holiday season.

Patrick Keane
December 31, 2014


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