Police Officer Julio Andino-Rivera

Police Officer Julio Andino-Rivera

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Wednesday, September 7, 1994

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Julio Andino-Rivera

Officer Julio Andino-Rivera was shot and killed while in pursuit of a vehicle driven by a fugitive in the Barrio Obrero neighborhood, Santurce, PR.

At approximately 4:00pm while on motorcycle patrol thru Rexach Avenue, Officer Andino-Rivera noticed a man fitting the description of a prison escapee driving in the area. While pursuing the vehicle the driver pulled out an assault rifle and shot Officer Andino-Rivera, killing him on scene. The suspect who shot him was Jose Perez Aka. "Tony Gatillo", who had escaped the Bayamon Correctional Complex on September 6, 1994 while serving time for the murder of Police Officer Alejo Maldonado-Serrano on March 4, 1991, also in the Barrio Obrero neighborhood.

After a intense manhunt, Perez was apprehended on September 1, 1995 after committing an armed robbery in the town of Naranjito. He was sentenced to 235 years in prison.

Officer Officer Andino-Rivera was assigned to the San Juan Motor Unit (KM). He is survived by two sons and a daughter.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 235 years in prison

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Rest in peace Officer Rivera.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 31, 2022

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