Policeman Virgilio Camacho-Reyes

Policeman Virgilio Camacho-Reyes

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Monday, October 30, 1950

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Virgilio Camacho-Reyes

Policeman Virgilio Camacho-Reyes was shot and killed on the stairs of the police station during a political uprising. Despite being mortally wounded, Policeman Camacho-Reyes was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

The Jayuya police station was named after Policeman Camacho-Reyes.


Eight members of the Puerto Rico Police Department were shot and killed during a political insurrection in which the Nationalist Party was attempting to overthrow the United States' presence. The insurrection called for the attack of every police department and military installation on Puerto Rico.

The day before the planned attack a large number of arrests were made by the Puerto Rico Police and FBI. However, the attack still went on and led to the deaths of dozens of individuals.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 666

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

political uprising

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On this 70th anniversary of your heroic departure we remember you and your fellow officers from the Puerto Rico Police Department who also gave selflessly and heroically on this day. Rest in peace always and know that your LE brethren will not forget.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 30, 2020

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