Policeman Jose Cabrera-Santiago

Policeman Jose Cabrera-Santiago

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Wednesday, September 3, 1980

Jose Cabrera-Santiago

Policeman Jose Cabrera-Santiago was shot and killed while responding to a robbery call at a Pizza Hut restaurant in the Urb Fagot neighborhood of Ponce, Puerto Rico, at approximately 2:00 am.

As he arrived on the scene two subjects opened fire on him, fatally wounding him.

Policeman Cabrera-Santiago had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 1655

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 28, 2013

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