Sergeant Noel David Cordero-Guzmán

Sergeant Noel David Cordero-Guzmán

Ponce Municipal Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Friday, January 15, 2010

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Noel David Cordero-Guzmán

Sergeant Noel Cordero-Guzmán was shot and killed with his own weapon after intervening in a disturbance while off duty.

He was at a local fast food restaurant with friends when he observed a group of people creating a disturbance. Sergeant Cordero-Guzmán had a previous encounter with one of the men causing the disturbance. After identifying himself to the group he was attacked and beaten. One of the suspects then grabbed Sergeant Cordero-Guzmán's service weapon and shot him in the chest, killing him.

The 17-year-old shooter was charged as an adult with first-degree murder, attempted murder, and weapons violations. He was sentenced to 109 years in prison.

Sergeant Cordero-Guzmán had served with the Ponce Municipal Police Department for two years. He is survived by his expectant wife and 5-year-old child.

He was posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 8-0583

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 109 years

disturbance, juvenile offender, off duty

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

October 5, 2018

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