Policeman Lorenzo Maldonado-Velez

Policeman Lorenzo Maldonado-Velez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Tuesday, February 26, 1946

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Lorenzo Maldonado-Velez

Policeman Lorenzo Maldonado-Velez was killed in an automobile accident while on duty. He was leading the motorcade of Maria Antonetta Pons, a Cuban born actress who was visiting from Mexico. It was a rainy day and he lost control of his motorcycle and slipped into a ravine.

Officer Maldonado-Velez was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Officer Maldonado-Velez,
On today, the 75th 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

February 26, 2021

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