Police Officer Roberto Román-Torres

Police Officer Roberto Román-Torres

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Friday, February 13, 1998

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Roberto Román-Torres

Officer Roberto Román-Torres was shot and killed by unknown subjects while interverning in an altercation.

The officer was playing cards with some friends in the Clausells neighborhood in Ponce, when an underage person shot him in the chest. He was transported to San Lucas Hospital in Ponce where he died .

Officer Román-Torres belonged to the class 198-C of the Puerto Rico Police Academy, and was just 7 days to graduation. He was promoted posthumously to the rank of officer. He is survived by his wife, two children, mother, and two sisters.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge 25101

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Roman-Torres,
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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February 13, 2023

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