Policeman Salvador Cortes-Colon

Policeman Salvador Cortes-Colon

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Friday, November 7, 1975

Salvador Cortes-Colon

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.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge 2297

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you and how much our entire family miss you. It feels like it was yesterday that you would come every night to mom's home to drink coffee or have a bit to eat...we miss your laughter and so many things. You left a huge hole in our lives that can't never be fix. This is not a good bye but until we meet again. Love you brother

Private Detective Guadalupe Llinet-Colon

September 14, 2017

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