Agent Héctor Luis Matías-Torres

Agent Héctor Luis Matías-Torres

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Thursday, September 21, 2017

Héctor Luis Matías-Torres

Agent Héctor Matías-Torres and Agent Ángel Lorenzo-González drowned when their vehicles were caught in floodwaters during Hurricane Maria.

Both officers were completing a 24-hour shift, at approximately 6:00 am, as part of the hurricane response and rescue efforts. They were attempting to get back to the police station when their vehicles were caught in high water and washed into the Culebrinas River, in Aguada, as they drove along PR-2. Their bodies were recovered the following day.

Agent Matías-Torres had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 22 years.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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RIP Sgt. Matias respect! I remember working w you in Calle Loiza Station My respect and condolences to his family members.Retired PPR and actually MPDC Angie Ilarraza. Los companeros de calle Loiza y yo siempre recordaremos tu alegria, que descandes en paz mi hermano en azul, fue triste saber la noticia todavia lo veo y no lo creo, estas con papa Dios vuela alto Graduado con honores porque ofrendastes tu vida en el cumplimiento de tu deber, descanse en paz.

Officer Angie Ilarraza

February 22, 2018

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