Policeman Vidal E. Torres-Melendez

Policeman Vidal E. Torres-Melendez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Tuesday, August 23, 1938

Vidal E. Torres-Melendez

Policeman Torres-Melendez was shot and killed with his own weapon in the line of duty.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Officer Torres-Meléndez,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Puerto Rico.


United States Border Patrol

August 23, 2018

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