Sergeant Primitivo Marquez-Alejandro

Sergeant Primitivo Marquez-Alejandro

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Tuesday, October 12, 1993

Add to My Heroes

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.

Bio

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

Incident Details

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

suspicious person

Most Recent Reflection

View all 14 Reflections

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

October 12, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.