Agent Hector R. Melendez-Rosa

Agent Hector R. Melendez-Rosa

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Tuesday, October 1, 1996

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Hector R. Melendez-Rosa

Agent Melendez-Rosa, Agent Wilfredo Berenguer-Calderon, and Agent Roberto Batista-Rosario were killed in an automobile crash when their patrol car was struck by multiple vehicles and became engulfed in flames on PR-2, near the Espinosa neighborhood.

The driver of the car that caused the crash was found to be not competent to stand trial.

Agent Melendez-Rosa had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Agent Melendez-Rosa,
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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October 1, 2021

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