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Sergeant Tomas Pantojas de Jesus | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Sergeant

Tomas Pantojas de Jesus

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 1, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 27 years

Badge # 8-7041

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Sergeant Tomas Pantojas de Jesus was shot and killed at a gas station where there was a burglary in progress in Dorado, Puerto Rico.

Sergeant Pantojas de Jesus was off duty, working part time at a gas station, when two men entered asking for change and pulled a gun. Sergeant Pantojas de Jesus identified himself as a police officer, and as he pulled out his gun and took cover behind a metal counter, one of the men started shooting, hitting him once in the left eye, killing him instantly.

Sergeant Tomas Pantojas de Jesus served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 27 years, and was assigned to the Drugs and Narcotics Division of Vega Baja. He is survived by his wife and eight children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 2, 2010

 

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