Agent Iván Gustavo Román-Matos

Agent Iván Gustavo Román-Matos

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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Iván Gustavo Román-Matos

Agent Iván Román-Matos was shot and killed as he and his partner responded to a robbery at a store near the intersection of PR-2 and PR-866 in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, at approximately 8:40 pm.

As the officers arrived at the scene, Agent Román-Matos pursued one subject while his partner pursued a second subject. The first subject opened fire and, despite wearing a vest, Agent Román-Matos was struck four times in the head and neck. He was transported to Doctors Center Hospital where he died a short time later.

Both subjects fled the scene but were apprehended within 24 hours.

Agent Román-Matos had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 16 months and was assigned to the 171st Precinct of Toa Baja. He is survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 1 year, 4 months
  • Badge 35680

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender In custody

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Dad, i miss you so much and i wish i could turn back time and be with you. I love you and thank you for everything. I’m about to be 17 and i really wish i could celebrate my birthday with you. te amo mucho mucho

Ivaniel Román

June 14, 2020

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