Policeman Pedro Burgos-Lacourt

Policeman Pedro Burgos-Lacourt

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Sunday, October 6, 1985

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Pedro Burgos-Lacourt

Policeman Pedro Burgos-Lacourt, Policeman Herminio Lopez-Pilar, and Sergeant Francisco Diaz-Melendez drowned when their patrol car fell through a broken bridge into a swollen river during Tropical Storm Isabel.

The officers were responding to a distress call while driving along PR-52 Luis A. Ferre Expressway. When they arrived at marker 78.1 they did not realize the bridge had collapsed completely, and their vehicle fell into the Coamo River along with other vehicles. It was concluded that heavy rains caused the bridge to collapse and poor visibility obscured the missing portion of the bridge.

Policeman Homero Ortiz-Martinez drowned the following day while working on efforts to recover the patrol car from the river.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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