Agent Ruben Kuilan-Torres

Agent Ruben Kuilan-Torres

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Saturday, September 7, 2002

Ruben Kuilan-Torres

Agent Ruben Kuilan-Torres was shot and killed during a robbery attempt as he drove home following his shift.

He was still in uniform when he stopped at a gas station on PR-2, just outside of Vega Alta. Two suspects approached him to rob him and then opened fire when they noticed his uniform. They stole his service weapon before fleeing.

The subjects were apprehended three days later and charged with murder.

Agent Torres had been employed with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

In 2001 he had received the department's Medal of Valor award for facing multiple robbery suspects during a shootout.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with murder

off duty, robbery

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Rubén,I always remember so many memories and good times we spent together while on duty buddy. It's been 15 years since you left and you will always be in our heart. Rest in Peace and God Bless You.

Officer Rafael Trinidad
Puerto Rico Police Department 1992-2000

August 25, 2017

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