Agent Roberto Medina-Mariani

Agent Roberto Medina-Mariani

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Monday, September 11, 2017

Roberto Medina-Mariani

Agent Roberto Medina-Mariani was shot and killed while attempting to take action during a robbery while off duty at approximately 10:30 pm.

He was inside a restaurant in the Magüeyes neighborhood in Ponce, Puerto Rico, when three subjects committed an armed robbery of four victims in front of the building. The subjects then entered the restaurant in an attempt to rob more people. Agent Medina-Mariani observed the robbery and identified himself.

The subjects opened fire and shot him. Despite being mortally wounded, he was able to return fire and wounded one of the men. The wounded suspect was taken into custody at a local hospital. The other two men were arrested a short time later.

Agent Medina-Mariani was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a second generation police officer and had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for six years and was assigned to the 258th Precinct at Playa de Ponce Precinct. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 35921
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and wounded

off duty, robbery

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Mi gran amigo Roberto Medina has dejado ese vacío que nadie jamás lo volverá ocupar ahora tu misión continua en el cielo eres y seguirás siendo mi héroe sabes que te amo mucho y jamás un buen amigo será olvidado

Damarys Colon
Amiga

January 2, 2018

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