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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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

September 17, 2018

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