Police Officer Carlos R. Acosta-Ray

Police Officer Carlos R. Acosta-Ray

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Monday, November 5, 2001

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Carlos R. Acosta-Ray

Officer Carlos Acosta-Ray was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a burglary call at a construction site.

Officer Acosta-Ray and his partner were in plainclothes and driving an unmarked vehicle. As they were investigating the scene, one of the suspects ambushed them with an AK-47, striking Officer Acosta-Ray 13 times. His partner was able to return fire, striking the suspects. One of the three suspects was a former police officer. The shooter was arrested and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Acosta-Ray had been employed with the Puerto Rico Police Department for over 7 years.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 21937

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; AK-47
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Hoy se cumplen 14 años de tu partida hermano sabes cuánto te extraño y toda tu familia solo tus recuerdos nos calma tu ausencia por qué en nuestro corazón siempre estás. Sabes q no es un adiós si no un hasta luego xq volveré a verte y te diré q te quiero. Tu madrecita y padre como te extrañan hermano su pérdida es una ausencia muy grande para nuestras vidas el saber q no estás en nuestras vidas duele. Sabes q te quiero y en mi corazón siempre estarás te quiero hermanito.

Gladys Acosta Rey

November 5, 2015

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