Agent Rafael Cumba-Ortiz

Agent Rafael Cumba-Ortiz

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Friday, September 23, 1983

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Rafael Cumba-Ortiz

Agent Cumba-Ortiz was shot and killed during a gun battle with an armed robbery suspect. He was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Agent Cumba-Ortiz had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 3916

Incident Details

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


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Agent Cumba-Ortiz,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Puerto Rico. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 23, 2023

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