Agent Rafael Vazquez-Santiago

Agent Rafael Vazquez-Santiago

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Thursday, October 25, 1979

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Rafael Vazquez-Santiago

Agent Vazquez-Santiago was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a carjacking suspect.

Agent Vazquez-Santiago had served with the agency for 18 months. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Dear DAD, although I didn't get to see you, hug, kiss, or even say I love you because I was only 5 month old when they took your life. This year will be your 40th year that I still miss you. Now I understand the blessing of having a father that gave his live to protect others, that your two grandson's took after you. See dad you didn't have a boy but you did have grandson's that took after you Rafael as a Marine and Luis as a Police officer just like you. Thanks for watching over us and as I know that you are one of Gods angel will protect your grandkids.

For all the agents that have falling on the line of duty, thank you and God bless each of your families; from my family to yours.

Damaris Vazquez
Daughter of Agent Rafael Vazquez Santiago

August 6, 2019

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