Agent Rosario Hernández de Hoyos

Agent Rosario Hernández de Hoyos

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Monday, December 28, 2015

Add to My Heroes

Rosario Hernández de Hoyos

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.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender In custody

Most Recent Reflection

View all 142 Reflections

Felicidades a la Agte. Jennifer González Hernandez, placa 29489. La compañera es la hija de la compañera asesinada Rosario Hernandez De Hoyos con la misma placa quien falleció en el cumplimiento del deber junto a 2 compañeros un 28 de Diciembre de 2015 en la Comandancia de Ponce.

Tú esposo está orgulloso de ti y de que hoy día honres el uniforme con el que tú madre llevo por muchos años y el cuál llevo hasta sus últimos días. De nuestra parte GRACIAS.

Saw this post on Facebook
Sangre Azul page the daughter of officer Rosario Hernandez De Hoyos just graduated from the PRPD Police Academy and is honoring her mother by wearing her shield #..

P.O. H.CRESPO SH#31779

January 29, 2023

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.