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Agent Octoniel Torres-Melendez | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

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Octoniel Torres-Melendez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Friday, December 30, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 2 years, 6 months

Badge # 18246

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: At large

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Agent Octoniel Torres-Melendez was shot and killed while off duty while attempting to help his friend locate a stolen vehicle in the Pedro Ramos community in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

Four subjects opened fire on Agent Torres-Melendez's vehicle, fatally wounding him. His friend was able to escape uninjured and called police. Four men were arrested the following week but were later released due to a lack of evidence.

Agent Torres-Melendez had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 2-1/2 years and was assigned to the 382nd West Hato Rey Precinct. He is survived by his parents and fiancee.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

You will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes, I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 30, 2011

 

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