Police Officer Pedro E. Mercado-Alvira

Police Officer Pedro E. Mercado-Alvira

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Thursday, January 16, 1997

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Pedro E. Mercado-Alvira

Officer Pedro Mercado-Alvira was shot and killed after stopping a suspicious vehicle.

While talking with the occupants Officer Mercado-Alvira recognized one of them as being a wanted fugitive. Upon asking him to exit the vehicle shots were fired and Officer Mercado-Alvira was struck in the neck, killing him instantly. He was wearing a vest at the time of the incident, and the shooter was captured.

Officer Mercado-Alvira worked with the Puerto Rico Police Department in the District of Ceiba.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Descansa en paz mi hermano. Rest in peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 16, 2018

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