Policeman Jose Luis Troche-Vargas

Policeman Jose Luis Troche-Vargas

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Wednesday, December 2, 1981

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Jose Luis Troche-Vargas

Policeman Jose Troche-Vargas was shot and killed after being ambushed while writing a police report near the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras.

Students at the university were conducting a strike following an unrelated police incident. When they saw Policeman Troche-Vargas they attacked him and shot him.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Officer Troche-Vargas,
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

December 2, 2021

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