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Policeman Virgilio Camacho-Reyes | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Policeman

Virgilio Camacho-Reyes

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Monday, October 30, 1950

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # 666

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Policeman Virgilio Camacho-Reyes was shot and killed on the stairs of the police station during a political uprising. Despite being mortally wounded, Policeman Camacho-Reyes was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

The Jayuya police station was named after Policeman Camacho-Reyes.

Eight members of the Puerto Rico Police Department were shot and killed during a political insurrection in which the Nationalist Party was attempting to overthrow the United States' presence. The insurrection called for the attack of every police department and military installation on Puerto Rico.

The day before the planned attack a large number of arrests were made by the Puerto Rico Police and FBI. However, the attack still went on and led to the deaths of dozens of individuals.

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Hoy es el 65º aniversario de su asesinato. Descansa en Paz, hermano y que Dios te bendiga. Usted es un héroe y no olvidamos. Gracias.

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