Police Officer Hector Antonio Fontanez-Diaz

Police Officer Hector Antonio Fontanez-Diaz

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, September 12, 1991

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Hector Antonio Fontanez-Diaz

Police Officer Hector Fontanez-Diaz was shot and killed after he chased an armed suspect into an alley adjacent to 3457-59 Eastchester Road shortly after 2:00 pm. The suspect had been seen in the area riding a bicycle and waving a gun.

Officer Fontanez was able to return fire and shot the subject five times.

The 18-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. He will be eligible for parole in 2016.

Officer Fontanez had served with the New York City Police Department for five years and was assigned to the 47th Precinct. He was survived by his mother and brother.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 30725

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I still say I Love You,
But now there's no reply.
I always feel your presence
As if you never left my side.

I remember your comforting voice.
Now there's not a sound.
Only echoes from the past
Follow me around.

You're always by my side,
But I can't hold your hand.
The reason why God took you
I find hard to understand.

Summer days seem much shorter.
Dark nights just linger on.
Dreams turn into nightmares
When the one you love has gone.

But real love never fades.
It still burns like the sun.
Although they're far away,
Those memories go on and on.

His spirit will never die
It shines like the stars.
I know you're sleeping in heaven,
But you're living in my heart.

Hector you was my first love and always will be, I forgave you a long time ago, I think of you often.. R.I.P. my love

Lissette Casanova

April 18, 2019

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