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Chief of Police L.C. Aurelio Ismael Miranda-Rivera | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Chief of Police

L.C. Aurelio Ismael Miranda-Rivera

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Monday, October 30, 1950

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: Not available

Badge # 165

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Chief Aurelio Miranda-Rivera was killed while guarding the access road to Ponce Cement.

Chief Miranda-Rivera had obtained information that the Cement Company was going to be bombed, and while traveling to the factory, he came under fire and was shot.

He is survived by his wife and three children.

Eight members of the Puerto Rico Police Department were shot and killed during a political insurrection in which the Nationalist Party was attempting to overthrow the United States' presence. The insurrection called for the attack of every police department and military installation on Puerto Rico.

The day before the planned attack a large number of arrests were made by the Puerto Rico Police and FBI. However, the attack still went on and led to the deaths of dozens of individuals.

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