Lieutenant Hector M. Nozario-Torres

Lieutenant Hector M. Nozario-Torres

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Sunday, November 5, 1995

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Hector M. Nozario-Torres

Lieutenant Hector Nozario-Torres and Agent William Perez-Madera were killed in an accident while in pursuit of a murder suspect. Agent Perez-Madera lost control of the patrol vehicle, striking a light post, killing Agent Perez-Madera upon impact. Lieutenant Nozario-Torres succumbed to his injuries hours later after being transported a local hospital.

The suspect was apprehended minutes after the crash and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Lieutenant Nozario-Torres had served with the agency for 22 and is survived by his wife and three daughters.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

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Lt. Nozario-Torres,
On today, the 25th 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

November 5, 2020

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