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Police Officer Luis A. Martínez-Mass | Manatí Municipal Police Department, Puerto Rico Manatí Municipal Police Department, Puerto Rico

Police Officer

Luis A. Martínez-Mass

Manatí Municipal Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Police Officer Luis Martínez-Mass was shot and killed at the direction of a defendant in order to keep him from testifying in an upcoming trial.

Officer Martínez-Mass was scheduled to testify as a witness against the defendant when he was ambushed at his home in the Luchetti Housing Estates and shot multiple times. The subject who ordered the hit was arrested in New York City in 2011. He was convicted of Officer Martínez-Mass' murder and sentenced to 192 years in prison.

Officer Martínez-Mass had served with the Manatí Municipal Police Department for six years and was assigned to the Highway Patrol Unit. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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Though your murderer was sentenced to 192 years in prison, it doesn't seem like enough. Your courage so outshines the cowardice of all involved in your murder that it's blinding.

I am confident that your family feels your presence every day and that you continue to watch over them. I am grateful that you have been honored here.

God Bless, Brother and may you eternally rest in Heaven.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
April 15, 2017


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