Sergeant Lucy Echevarria-Colon

Sergeant Lucy Echevarria-Colon

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Monday, June 16, 1997

Lucy Echevarria-Colon

Sgt. Lucy Echevarria-Colon was killed when she and her partner were struck by a drunk driver at the scene of a previous accident.

At about 12:08 a.m., Sgt. Echevarria-Colon and her partner were directing traffic in the middle of an accident scene in Baldorioty Castro Avenue in San Juan. Both officers noticed a man driving while intoxicated and Sgt. Echevarria-Colon pushed her partner away to avoid being hit but was struck by the vehicle herself. She died at the scene. The driver was charged with DUI, gross negligence, and reckless driving.

Sgt. Lucy Echevarria-Colon served the Puerto Rico Police Department for two years, and was assigned to the Office of the Auxiliary Superintendent of Community Police, headquartered in San Juan. She is survived by her young daughter. She was posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant and was awarded the Medal of Valor during 1998's Puerto Rico Police Week.

She is survived by her daughter, parents, and sister.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with DUI, gross negligence, reck

accident scene, drunk driver

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I never had the honor to meet you, I wasn't even born when you left us but I hope you're resting and I hope you aren't suffering. Mom/your sister misses you a lot and thinks about what it could have been. I'll always look up to you and it's nice to have your second name, I'll honor it.

Sara I.
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August 18, 2018

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