Correctional Officer Pedro Joel Rodríguez-Mateo

Correctional Officer Pedro Joel Rodríguez-Mateo

Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Thursday, August 1, 2019

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Pedro Joel Rodríguez-Mateo

Correctional Officer Pedro Rodríguez-Mateo succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was attacked by an inmate at the Ponce Maximum Security Facility.

Officer Rodríguez-Mateo was supervising inmate visitation when he observed a visitor pass an item to an inmate. He had the inmate removed the visitation area so he could be searched. During the search, the inmate attacked Officer Rodríguez-Mateo and disarmed him of his baton. The inmate, who was serving a 71-year sentence for a triple murder, struck Officer Rodríguez-Mateo several times, causing him to suffer a skull fracture.

The inmate was subdued and remained in custody and was charged with first-degree murder of a correctional officer. He died in prison in September 2019.

Officer Rodríguez-Mateo was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the following day.

Officer Rodríguez-Mateo had served in law enforcement for 25 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Weapon Blunt object; Baton
  • Offender Deceased

prisoner custody

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Que nuestras oraciones por la paz y el espíritu santo de Dios estén con todos la familiares y amigos de Oficial Rodríguez.

Pronto Dios volverá a mostrar su amor con todos aquellos que buscan la justicia y paz como nuestro Héroe el Oficial Rodríguez. No hay mejor lugar para mantener los recuerdos de nuestros seres queridos que en la mente perfecta de nuestro Señor. Por favor lea: Malaquías 3:16, Hechos 24:15.

Me gustaría compartir más esperanza basada en la Biblia, copie y pegue el enlace al final. Espero que esto pueda traerles consuelo y esperanza para usted y sus familiares.

Le ánimo que siga leyendo la Biblia le dará mucha fortaleza.

El enlace: https://www.jw.org/es/biblioteca/revistas/wp20130901/vidas-inocentes-perdidas/

Para ayuda con su Biblia:
https://www.jw.org/es/testigos-de-jehová/solicite-una-visita/

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