First Lieutenant Roberto Rodríguez-Hernández

First Lieutenant Roberto Rodríguez-Hernández

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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Roberto Rodríguez-Hernández

First Lieutenant Roberto Rodríguez-Hernández died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.

Lieutenant Rodríguez-Hernández had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for over 33 years and was the commander of the Río Grande District. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.

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.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 33 years
  • Badge 6-13840

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Rest in peace, brother. Descansa en paz, mi hermano. Condolences to your family. Condelencias a su familia.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

November 4, 2021

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