Policeman Salvador Cortes-Colon

Policeman Salvador Cortes-Colon

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Friday, November 7, 1975

Salvador Cortes-Colon

Policeman Salvador Cortes-Colon was shot and killed as he and two other officers attempted to arrest three fugitives in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. The suspects opened fire on the officers, killing Officer Cortes-Colon.

Two of the suspects were shot and killed during the ensuing standoff. The third suspect was taken into custody.

Policeman Cortes-Colon had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 3-1/2 years and was assigned to District 107. He was survived by his wife, son, parents, and sisters.

Bio

  • Age 23
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge 2297

Incident Details

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

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My dearest Pito as you were fondly called the years have passed since that tragic day that changed our lives forever.
Our wounds still open and will never heal. We love you and are so missed.

Private Investigator- Lupe Llinet-colon
Cousin

July 24, 2018

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