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Correctional Officer Eliezer Colón-Claussells | Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Puerto Rico

Correctional Officer

Eliezer Colón-Claussells

Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Thursday, January 10, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

Location: Oklahoma

Incident Date: 1/10/2013

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Correctional Officer Eliezer Colón-Claussells and Agent Mayra Ramírez-Barreto, of the Puerto Rico Department of Justice, were killed in an automobile crash near Stillwater, Oklahoma, while en route to the Cimmarron Prison Facility, in Cushing, to extradite three prisoners from the facility.

They were traveling southbound on Highway 177, near 68th Street, when another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction crossed the center line and struck their van head-on shortly after 5:00 am.

Agent Ramírez-Barreto, who was driving, and the other driver were trapped inside the vehicles for several hours and both died at the scene. Officer Colón-Claussells and the other two corrections officers in the van were transported to Stillwater Medical Center where Officer Colón-Claussell passed away.

Officer Colón-Claussells had served with the Puerto Rico Department of Corrections for 10 years and was assigned to the Special Operations Unit. He is survived by his 7-year-old son.

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Agent Mayra Del Carmen Ramírez-Barreto
Puerto Rico Department of Justice, Puerto Rico
End of Watch: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Cause: Automobile accident

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