Agent Pedro Sanchez-Lopez

Agent Pedro Sanchez-Lopez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Thursday, September 6, 1990

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Pedro Sanchez-Lopez

Agent Pedro Sanchez-Lopez and Agent Jose Bernabe-Gonzalez were fatally shot on by two suspects who had just stolen a car. His partner also died in the confrontation.

At about 10:40 pm both officers were patrolling the Camino Alejandrino in Caimito when they noticed two people stealing a vehicle in a parking lot. When the officers announced themselves, both suspects fled with the stolen vehicle, beginning a chase until they reached the public housing complex Villa Esperanza. Once in the parking lot of the public housing complex, one of the men opened fire on the patrol car from approximately 50 yards away. Agent Bernabe-Gonzalez died while attending to Agent Sanchez-Lopez who was seriously wounded when he had been shot while he was out of the car. Both officers died in the scene.

Agent Sanchez-Lopez served the Puerto Rico Police Department for four years, and was assigned to the Precinct 462 Caimito. He is survived by his wife and two year-old girl.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

stolen vehicle, vehicle pursuit

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Agent Sanchez-Lopez,
On today, the 27th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Puerto Rico. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 6, 2017

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