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.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available


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Just to tell you that you were my inspiration to become a police officer. And after 18 years on the force still remember you as the older kid that use to play with us. The day you join the force was a proud day for your family and for me. The day a first saw you with your uniform on i knew them i wanted to be a police officer.
I always remembered you and i pass down that memories to my daughters. You always be my inspiration and my friend.

Agent/Bomb tech.
Puerto Rico Police/ close friend

July 8, 2011

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