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Policeman Pedro Burgos-Lacourt | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman

Pedro Burgos-Lacourt

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Monday, October 7, 1985

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Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Drowned

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Policeman Pedro Burgos-Lacourt drowned while working on efforts to recover the bodies of three policeman who drowned the previous day.

Policeman Homero Ortiz-Martinez, Policeman Herminio Lopez-Pilar, 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 when the incident occurred.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

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Phyllis Loya

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October 6, 2009

 

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