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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My dearest cousin Salvador aka Pito in November 7, 2019 it will be 44 years since you have been gone. Our family in many occasions find ourselves talking about the good old days and so many memories of special times we shared. If there was a stairway to heaven, I would climb it and bring you back to us but I know that is not to be. The loss of you left a huge hole in our lives.
We love you for always.

Private Investigator
Cousin of Officer Salvador Cortes-Colon

October 25, 2019

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