Sergeant Miguel A. Rosario-Rondon

Sergeant Miguel A. Rosario-Rondon

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Thursday, March 11, 1971

Miguel A. Rosario-Rondon

Sergeant Rosario-Rondon and Lieutenant Colonel Juan Mercado-Vega were shot and killed during a riot at the University of Puerto Rico. The riot started as a result of anti-Vietnam War sentiment directed at the university's ROTC program. Several other civilians and students were also shot and killed during the riot.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Miguel was a great man. When I was little he used to pick me up and held me up high so I can try and touch the ceiling of our little house. He was tall, dark and handsome. My family loved him very much. He lived right across from us in our barrio Camarones of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. He was the nephew of my uncle's wife, and I consider him my cousin. When he died I remember feeling very sad because I would not see his smile any more. He was always courteous and very much a gentleman. We will always remember him. His death made a lot of us very sad because he was very young officer who was about to get marry and had a full life ahead of him. May he rest in peace.

Graciela Valcarcel
Graciela Valcarcel friend of the family

September 10, 2013

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