Sergeant Felix M. Rivera-Collazo

Sergeant Felix M. Rivera-Collazo

Ponce Municipal Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Thursday, January 14, 1999

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Felix M. Rivera-Collazo

Sergeant Felix Rivera-Collazo was killed after falling from a bridge into a river approximately 45 feet below.

Sergeant Rivera-Collazo and other officers had responded to a call of illegal drag racing. While at the scene, officers noticed that another officer was missing and began searching for him. Sergeant Rivera-Collazo located the body of the second officer, Sergeant Rurico Rivera-Orengo, who had fallen from the same bridge. While on the bridge, Sergeant Rivera-Collazo also fell into the river.

Sergeant Rivera-Collazo had served with the Ponce Municipal Police Department for ten months. He is survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall


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Thank for your service and your ultimate sacrifice.
The fallen are never forgotten. As a young man I
was told that they were thrown off the bridge by
the people they were attempting to arrest or detent.
Is this true? The incident map shows downtown
Ponce. I thought this happened over by the now
highway 10. Thanks. My condolences to their families.

Sgt H. Irizarry
Service Member

January 11, 2023

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