Captain James Rodriguez

Captain James Rodriguez

New York City Health and Hospitals Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, March 26, 1992

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James Rodriguez

Captain James Rodriguez was shot twice and killed during a robbery attempt as he entered the lobby of his residential building returning from work. He was off duty when the robbery occurred and identified himself as an officer before being shot.

The suspect was never identified.

Captain Rodriguez had served with the New York City Health and Hospital Police Department for eight years. He is survived by his two daughters, Jessica and Jasmine.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large

robbery attempt

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Capt. Rodriguez,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 26, 2022

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