Police Officer Manuel Ocasio-Serrano

Police Officer Manuel Ocasio-Serrano

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Thursday, January 6, 1994

Manuel Ocasio-Serrano

Officer Manuel Ocasio-Serrano was shot and killed when he intervened with a group of individuals acting suspiciously in a car in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico.

Officer Ocasio-Serrano noticed the presence of four persons acting suspiciously in a vehicle that was parked outside the residence of his girlfriend. When he made contact with them, one got out of the car and assaulted him. Another person inside the vehicle shot Ocasio-Serrano in the abdomen, and then shot him again while he was lying on the ground.

Officer Ocasio-Serrano had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for almost 7 years and was assigned to the Tactical Operations Unit in Ponce. He is survived by his parents and a child.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Officer Ocasio-Serrano,
On today, the 24th 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

January 6, 2018

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