Sergeant Rurico E. Rivera-Orengo

Sergeant Rurico E. Rivera-Orengo

Ponce Municipal Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Thursday, January 14, 1999

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Rurico E. Rivera-Orengo

Sergeant Rurico Rivera-Orengo was killed after falling from a bridge into a river approximately 45 feet below

Sergeant Rivera-Orengo and several officers had responded to a call of illegal drag racing when he fell from the bridge. A search began after other officers noticed he was missing. During the search, Sergeant Felix Rivera-Collazo was also killed when he fell from the bridge into the river.

Sergeant Rivera-Orengo had been employed with the Ponce Municipal Police Department for ten months and is survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

January 14, 2021

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