Police Officer Miguel A. Ocasio-Vazquez

Police Officer Miguel A. Ocasio-Vazquez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Friday, August 9, 1996

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Miguel A. Ocasio-Vazquez

Police Officer Miguel A. Ocasio-Vazquez was shot and killed while responding to assist in a pursuit following a robbery.

The vehicle Officer Ocasio-Vazquez was in intercepted the vehicle on PR-1, in Caguas. The suspects opened fire with rifles, striking Officer Ocasio-Vazquez in the head. The patrol car then crashed, injuring the other two officers in it.

Officer Ocasio-Vazquez had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his five children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 2707

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender In custody

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Officer Ocasio-Vazquez,
On today, the 25th 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.


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August 9, 2021

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