Police Officer Roberto Martinez-Orozco

Police Officer Roberto Martinez-Orozco

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Friday, September 16, 1994

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Roberto Martinez-Orozco

Officer Roberto Martinez-Orozco was shot and killed, while off duty, as he was attempting to stop two suspects from stealing $400 from a fast food restaurant in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico.

At approximately 3:55pm Officer Martinez-Orozco, who was in plain clothing, noticed a suspicious vehicle waiting in front of a restaurant and upon further inspection discovered two suspects committing an armed robbery. As Officer Martinez-Orozco approached the restaurant, and identified himself as a police officer, one of the suspects shot him, killing him instantly. All three suspects including the shooter were apprehended.

Officer Martinez-Orozco had served with the agency for 20 years and was assigned to the San Lorenzo District. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Your incredibly selfless actions that day are the true definition of a hero. Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 16, 2020

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