Commander Angel Francisco Rodriguez-Melendez

Commander Angel Francisco Rodriguez-Melendez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Friday, April 30, 1993

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Angel Francisco Rodriguez-Melendez

Commander Angel Francisco Rodriguez-Melendez was shot and killed by another officer while inside the Bayamon Regional Headquarters.

Around 8:15am, Commander Rodriguez-Melendez was exiting the building when another officer made a complaint about the Commander's recent decision to transfer the officer to another station. The officer pulled out his service weapon and shot Commander Rodriguez-Melendez three times, killing him instantly. The officer entrenched himself in the Radio Communications room where other officers were forced to use tear gas to apprehended him. He was charged with first degree murder.

Commander Rodriguez-Melendez served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 20 years and was the Commanding Officer for the Bayamon Police Region. He was posthumously given the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is survived by his wife, and three sons, one of whom was a Puerto Rico Police Cadet at the time.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Cmdr. Rodriguez-Melendez,
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 Puerto Rico. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 30, 2023

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