Policeman Ricardo A. Vargas-Alvira

Policeman Ricardo A. Vargas-Alvira

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Friday, August 4, 1989

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Ricardo A. Vargas-Alvira

Policeman Ricardo Vargas-Alvira and Policeman Jose Torres-Gomez were shot and killed while transporting a drunk citizen.

They had located the subject laying on the side of PR-3. The subject was known to both officers as a regular drunk and they offered to give him a ride in order to get him off of the highway. The subject had a concealed handgun that the officers did not find when they searched him. He shot both officers as they drove along PR-3 in Patillas, Puerto Rico.

Both officers were assigned to the Patillas District.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Vargas-Alvira,
On today, the 30th 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.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 4, 2019

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