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Policeman Salvador Cortes-Colon | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico


Salvador Cortes-Colon

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Friday, November 7, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 3 years, 6 months

Badge # 2297

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Policeman Salvador Cortes-Colon was shot and killed as he and two other officers attempted to arrest three fugitives in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. The suspects opened fire on the officers, killing Officer Cortes-Colon.

Two of the suspects were shot and killed during the ensuing standoff. The third suspect was taken into custody.

Policeman Cortes-Colon had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 3-1/2 years and was assigned to District 107. He was survived by his wife, son, parents, and sisters.

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Even though I never met you, you are still a big part of my heart. My mothers brother who she loved so dearly. I think of you a lot and know that the love I feel for you is a reflection of the love my mother had for her baby brother.

Maria Melendez Cortes colon
July 25, 2013


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