Agent Joel Alexis Pantojas-Fuente

Agent Joel Alexis Pantojas-Fuente

San Juan Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Sunday, May 6, 2018

Joel Alexis Pantojas-Fuente

Agent Joel Pantojas-Fuente was struck and killed by a vehicle at approximately 7:05 am while assisting a disabled motorist on the Luis A. Ferre Expressway (PR-52), near the San Juan-Caguas city limits.

He was en route home at the end of his shift when he encountered the vehicle in the left lane on the highway. He activated the emergency equipment on his department motorcycle and was attempting to push the vehicle onto the shoulder of the highway. Another vehicle entered the area, struck his motorcycle, then struck him as he pushed the vehicle. The collision caused him to become pinned under the vehicle. Agent Pantojas-Fuente died at the scene.

The driver who struck him passed sobriety tests.

Agent Pantojas-Fuente had served with the San Juan Municipal Police Department for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and two sons. His wife also serves as a San Juan police officer.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

disabled motorist, off duty

Contact

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:


San Juan Police Department
Urb. San Francisco, Street A
Sgt. Peter Victor Final #178
Rio Piedras, PR 00936

Phone: (787) 296-1126

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Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Joel's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

May 21, 2018

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