Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Not available
Officer Ivan Hernandez was shot and killed by a drug dealer after the dealer discovered he was a police officer performing a drug investigation.
Agent Hernandez was assigned to the PRPD Narcotics Division as an undercover agent where he infiltrated a drug dealing a gang in the Barazas Sector, Carolina, Puerto Rico. A suspect of the investigation allegedly believed Officer Hernandez to be a Police Informant, and Officer Hernandez was kidnapped by three individuals and taken to a remote location where he was shot once in the abdomen and once in the head. His body was left inside of his undercover vehicle and pushed into a precipice where it was later recovered. The FBI investigated and later apprehended the perpetrators.
The shooter, became a federal witness and received 20 years in prison. The other two suspects received life imprisonment. They are all currently serving sentences at a federal prison for carjacking.
Officer Hernandez had served with the agency for two years. He is was survived by his wife and newborn son.