Chief of Police Jose Garcia-Torres

Chief of Police Jose Garcia-Torres

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Saturday, July 29, 1911

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Jose Garcia-Torres

Chief of Police Jose Garcia-Torres was shot and killed in Ponce by a disgraced officer who had just been fired earlier in the day.

The officer had been caught committing a crime and, as was the tradition for being removed from the police force at the time, was ceremonially stripped of his police uniform insignia by Chief Garcia-Torres. The fired officer returned to the police department later in the evening and shot Chief Garcia-Torres as he sat at his desk.

Chief Garcia-Torres was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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


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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 29, 2020

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