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Detective Rafael Cotto-Casillas | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Detective

Rafael Cotto-Casillas

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Sunday, August 19, 1951

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detective Rafael Cotto-Casillas was shot and killed while searching for a prison escapee.

Detective Cotto-Casillas and his partner had gone to the home of the escapee's mother to interview her. Both detectives began to leave after the woman denied knowing where her son was. As they walked from the home the escapee opened fire on them, striking Detective Cotto-Casillas in the back.

The other detective was able to return fire and killed the subject.

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64 años de aquel fatídico incidente que cobró su vida. Dios lo tenga en su gloria. Continúe descansando en paz que nosotros seguiremos velando por los suyos ahora.

Special Agent (former PRPD Agent #31069)
USACID
August 19, 2015

 

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