Agent Juan Cotto-Santana

Agent Juan Cotto-Santana

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Saturday, December 4, 1993

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Juan Cotto-Santana

Agent Juan Cotto-Santana was shot and killed while intervening in a robbery at a store on Highway 174 in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

He shot multiple times after identifying himself as a police officer while he attempted to draw his weapon. The subject who shot him fled and remains at large.

Agent Cotto-Santana was on sick leave after having been shot in the shoulder during another robbery attempt in the same store one week prior.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large

off duty, robbery

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixteenth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 4, 2009

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