Police Officer Jose Perez-Hernandez

Police Officer Jose Perez-Hernandez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Wednesday, February 21, 2001

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Jose Perez-Hernandez

Officer Jose Perez-Hernandez was shot and killed by unknown suspects as he and two other officers responded to a domestic disturbance call.

The officers were driving on a roadway when a bullet entered the rear window of the patrol car and struck Officer Perez-Hernandez in the head, killing him. The shooting was unrelated to the call the officers were responding to.

Officer Perez-Hernandez had been employed with the Puerto Rico Police Department for two years.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never identified


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Officer Perez-Hernandez,
On today, the 20th 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

February 21, 2022

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