Sergeant Primitivo Marquez-Alejandro

Sergeant Primitivo Marquez-Alejandro

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Tuesday, October 12, 1993

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Primitivo Marquez-Alejandro

Sergeant Primitivo Marquez-Alejandro was shot and killed while checking on two youths wearing ski masks.

Sergeant Marquez-Alejandro and his partner were driving along road PR-175 near the community of Villa Margarita in Trujillo Alto around 8:30 p.m. when both saw two people wearing ski masks. When they told the suspicious youths to stop, one of the suspects pulled a gun and started shooting at the patrol car, hitting Sergeant Marquez-Alejandro, and causing a fatal arterial wound. He was not wearing his bulletproof vest at the time. His partner and other neighbors transported him to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Sergeant Marquez-Alejandro had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 16 years and was assigned to Precinct 172 North Trujillo Alto. He was also a U.S. Army Special Forces veteran who worked as a Guerilla Warfare Instructor. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

Just 11 months before this incident, his brother, Officer Angel Luis Marquez-Rivera was shot and killed while two men tried to rob a convenience store in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 0-0082

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender In custody

suspicious person

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You will always be in our hearts, I still remember your last breath of life, your last handshake. He really regretted your departure, you were a great human being, thank you for all your advice. I will always honor my uniform. I know that wherever I go, you are there to protect me. I miss you brother in Christ and blue blood.

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