Sergeant Hector L. Ortiz-Alvarez

Sergeant Hector L. Ortiz-Alvarez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Tuesday, January 29, 2002

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Hector L. Ortiz-Alvarez

Sergeant Hector Ortiz-Alvarez was accidentally shot and killed while serving a warrant on a murder suspect.

He placed his M-16 rifle on the ground as he jumped over a fence, and as his partner handed the rifle to him it discharged, fatally wounding him. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wound.

Sergeant Ortiz-Alvarez had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge CIC

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge, warrant

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Rest in peace Sergeant Alvarez.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 25, 2019

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