Sergeant Billy Colón-Crespo

Sergeant Billy Colón-Crespo

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Monday, August 24, 1998

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Billy Colón-Crespo

Sergeant Billy Colón-Crespo and Sergeant Ramón Ramirez-Castro were shot and killed while answering an armed robbery call at a local bakery in Fortuna, Luquillo, Puerto Rico. The officers entered the store and detained two suspects but as they began to search one of them other other suspect suddenly opened fire, striking both officers.

As the both officers were laying on the ground one of the suspects took one of the officer's .357 caliber duty weapon and shot them both again. The suspects fled the scene with a third suspect in a waiting get-away car but were later captured. The entire incident was captured on the business' security camera.

Sergeant Colón-Crespo had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by seven children and was posthumously promoted to Sergeant.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Apprehended; 239-year prison sentence


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Sgt. Colon-Crespo,
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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August 24, 2023

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