Agent Dixon Matos-Colon

Agent Dixon Matos-Colon

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Thursday, October 9, 1997

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Dixon Matos-Colon

Agent Dixon Matos-Colon was killed while attempting to arrest a robbery suspect in Aibonito, Puerto Rico.

Agent Matos-Colon responded to a distress call from another agent who was killed while trying arrest a suspect who had escaped from prison and committed an armed robbery in the neighboring town of Barranquitas. The agent found the assailant, and during a foot chase the suspect shot Agent Matos-Colon in the thigh. The agent was able to return fire and wounded the attacker.

Agent Matos-Colon died the next day in Aibonito Mennonite Hospital. The suspect was charged with two counts of first degree murder, robbery, assault, illegal weapon and escaping prison.

Agent Matos-Colon served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 13 years, and was assigned with the Criminal Investigations Corps of Coamo. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

arrest attempt, Back up for fellow officer(s), robbery

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Agent Matos-Colon,
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.


United States Border Patrol

October 9, 2022

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