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Agent Rosario Hernández de Hoyos | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

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Rosario Hernández de Hoyos

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Monday, December 28, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: In custody

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Agent Rosario Hernández de Hoyos, Lieutenant Luz Soto, and Commander Frank Román were shot inside the Puerto Rico Police Department's Ponce regional headquarters, near the intersection of PR-1 and PR-52, by a disgruntled police officer.

The subject had entered the headquarters building with two guns and a knife. He proceeded to the sixth floor where he took all three officers hostage. He told Lieutenant Soto to call the press officer, but the call did not go through. The subject then opened fire on the officers, fatally wounding them, before exchanging shots with another officer.

The subject was taken into custody and was transported to a local hospital suffering from gunshot wounds.

Agent Hernández de Hoyos had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 15 years. She is survived by her four children.

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Rosario
was killed.

To the Hernandez de Hoyos family, fellow deputies, and all who call Rosario beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Agent Hernandez de Hoyos gave to her community and the citizens of Puerto Rico, and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on December 28, 2015.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
June 20, 2016

 

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