Chief of Police L.C. Aurelio Ismael Miranda-Rivera

Chief of Police L.C. Aurelio Ismael Miranda-Rivera

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Monday, October 30, 1950

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L.C. Aurelio Ismael Miranda-Rivera

Chief Aurelio Miranda-Rivera was killed while guarding the access road to Ponce Cement.

Chief Miranda-Rivera had obtained information that the Cement Company was going to be bombed, and while traveling to the factory, he came under fire and was shot.

He is survived by his wife and three children.

Eight members of the Puerto Rico Police Department were shot and killed during a political insurrection in which the Nationalist Party was attempting to overthrow the United States' presence. The insurrection called for the attack of every police department and military installation on Puerto Rico.

The day before the planned attack a large number of arrests were made by the Puerto Rico Police and FBI. However, the attack still went on and led to the deaths of dozens of individuals.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 165

Incident Details

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

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On this 70th anniversary of your heroic departure we remember you and your fellow officers from the Puerto Rico Police Department who also gave selflessly and heroically on this day. Rest in peace always and know that your LE brethren will not forget.

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

October 30, 2020

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