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Investigator Carlos J. Diaz-Martinez | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico


Carlos J. Diaz-Martinez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Saturday, November 26, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Investigator Carlos Diaz-Martinez was shot and killed while attempting to stop a robbery of a barber shop in Puerto Nuevo, San Juan, while off duty with his fiancee and three sons.

As they were leaving the barber shop a man entered and announced a holdup.

Investigator Diaz-Martinez was shot after drawing his weapon and attempting to arrest the suspect.

Investigator Diaz-Martinez had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 10 years. He had been recognized as the San Juan Region Officer of the Year in 1988. He was survived by his three sons and fiancee.

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I miss you so much... You know how much I love you. But we will be together again as we both promised to each other. We will be one 4 ever. Thanks for being so special and unique. There is no one like you.

Astrid Cappas
June 9, 2012


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