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Police Officer Carmelo Ortiz-Rivera | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Police Officer

Carmelo Ortiz-Rivera

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Sunday, May 5, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 7 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Police Officer Carmelo Ortiz-Rivera was shot and killed while off-duty and at home in Juncos, Puerto Rico.

The officer had made ​​several arrests, including high-powered figures involved in the underworld in this village. A car stopped outside his home and a man called out to him. When he went to see who it was, the man fired six shots, striking the officer three times. His family had been moved there for safety.

Officer Carmelo Ortiz-Rivera had served for seven months in the Puerto Rico Police Department, and was assigned to the Drugs and Narcotics Division of Caguas as an undercover agent. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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