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Policeman Lorenzo Maldonado-Velez | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico


Lorenzo Maldonado-Velez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 26, 1946

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Policeman Lorenzo Maldonado-Velez was killed in an automobile accident while on duty. He was leading the motorcade of Maria Antonetta Pons, a Cuban born actress who was visiting from Mexico. It was a rainy day and he lost control of his motorcycle and slipped into a ravine.

Officer Maldonado-Velez was survived by his wife and eight children.

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Recall my mom, Norma, telling me his motorcycle was struck from behind, car/driver unknown till this day. Have newspaper clip, know his badge #, his age seems off, thought younger, 32. His great grandson, Michael Candelario, is PRPD agente in San Juan, his granddaughter, Wanda Maldonado, is sheriff in NC .... We remember & The blue tradition continues ...

Ivonne Candelario
April 25, 2014


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