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Police Officer Hector Antonio Fontanez-Diaz | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Hector Antonio Fontanez-Diaz

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, September 12, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 30725

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Police Officer Hector Fontanez-Diaz was shot and killed after he chased an armed suspect into an alley adjacent to 3457-59 Eastchester Road shortly after 2:00 pm. The suspect had been seen in the area riding a bicycle and waving a gun.

Officer Fontanez was able to return fire and shot the subject five times.

The 18-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. He will be eligible for parole in 2016.

Officer Fontanez had served with the New York City Police Department for five years and was assigned to the 47th Precinct. He was survived by his mother and brother.

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QUE DIOS TE BENDIGA MUCHO, QUE TE GOZES DE LA PRESENCIA DE DIOS DONDE ESTAS MUCHO MEJOR. I DONT KNOW YOU BUT .i NEVER FORGET THAT DAY. I was also a cop in P.R. WITH EXACT SAME TIME IN THE FORCE AND THE SAME NAME. TODAY I AM A PASTOR IN FLORIDA MY NAME IS HECTOR M. FONTANEZ DELGADO. DESCANCE EN PAZ. BENDICIONES

Nitza Fontanez
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October 21, 2016

 

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