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Police Officer Aurea Esther Diaz-Encarnacion | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Police Officer

Aurea Esther Diaz-Encarnacion

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Sunday, July 11, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Police Officer Aurea Esther Diaz-Encarnacion died when a person entered her residence and shot her in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.

Officer Diaz-Encarnacion was sleeping in her living room when someone knocked on her door. When her nephew opened the door, the assailant opened fire. Officer Diaz-Encarnacion tried to repel the attack but was shot in the back. Her nephew was wounded during the incident. Her murderer committed suicide two days later during a police chase.

Officer Diaz-Encarnacion was assigned to the Sex Crimes Division of Criminal Investigation Corps in Carolina. She was the first female police officer from her department to be killed in the line of duty and she was honored at Police Week 1988 as Police Woman of the Year for Puerto Rico. She is survived by her two children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the seventeenth 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
July 11, 2010


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