Sergeant José M. Aponte-Torres

Sergeant José M. Aponte-Torres

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Tuesday, June 17, 1980

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José M. Aponte-Torres

Sergeant José Aponte-Torres succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash five days earlier as he provided an escort for a marathon on Munoz Rivera Avenue.

Another vehicle turned left in front of him, causing him to swerve into a wall. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

He was assigned to the Highway Patrol Division.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 12, 1980

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Sgt. Aponte-Torres,
On today, the 37th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Puerto Rico. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 17, 2017

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