Agent Rafael Lopez-Colon

Agent Rafael Lopez-Colon

San Juan Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Tuesday, January 15, 2002

Rafael Lopez-Colon

Agent Rafael Lopez-Colon was shot and killed while interviewing a citizen whose car had been stolen.

As the two were talking, a second officer for unknown reasons, shot Agent Lopez-Colon in the head. The other officer was arrested and charged with first degree murder.

Agent Lopez-Colon had been employed with the San Juan Municipal Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Agent Lopez-Colon,
On today, the 11th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Juan. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 15, 2013

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