Policeman Miguel Angel Santiago-Garayua

Policeman Miguel Angel Santiago-Garayua

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Thursday, December 12, 1996

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Miguel Angel Santiago-Garayua

Policeman Miguel Santiago-Garayua was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a drunk driver as he transported a prisoner to jail.

He was driving on PR-1, in Juana Diaz, when the crash occurred.

Policeman Santiago-Garayua was a Puerto Rico National Guard veteran and had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife, children, and mother.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 5640
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 13, 2009

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