Policeman Salvador Cortes-Colon

Policeman Salvador Cortes-Colon

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Friday, November 7, 1975

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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.


  • 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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You will forever be in our hearts till our last breath. Years have gone by but for us your family, your friends it still feel like it was yesterday that we lost you. We love you and miss you so much.

Guadalupe Llinet-Colon
1st cousin

January 27, 2023

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