Sergeant José García-Vázquez

Sergeant José García-Vázquez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Friday, May 15, 2020

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José 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.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

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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Thank you for your service sir. May you forever, rest in peace hero !!!!

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

July 4, 2020

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