Policeman Justo Surillo-Santiago

Policeman Justo Surillo-Santiago

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Tuesday, October 13, 1981

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Justo Surillo-Santiago

Policeman Justo Surillo-Santiago was shot and killed while investigating suspicious persons at the Sabana Abajo Residential complex in Carolina, Puerto Rico, during the night shift.

It was later determined that he had unintentionally walked into an area frequently used for narcotics sales.

Policeman Surillo-Santiago was assigned to the Carolina District.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Officer Surillo-Santiago(
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you 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

October 13, 2021

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