Sergeant José Antonio García-Vázquez

Sergeant José Antonio García-Vázquez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Friday, May 15, 2020

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José Antonio García-Vázquez

Sergeant José García-Vázquez died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty during an outbreak in the district police station in Yauco, Puerto Rico.

Sergeant García-Vázquez had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 31 years and was assigned to Yauco District. He is survived by his wife, who serves as a lieutenant with the agency.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.

Bio

  • Age 51
  • Tour 31 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, April 8, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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RIP Sergeant García-Vázquez. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Puerto Rico

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

September 22, 2020

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