Agent Octoniel Torres-Melendez

Agent Octoniel Torres-Melendez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Friday, December 30, 1994

Octoniel Torres-Melendez

Agent Octoniel Torres-Melendez was shot and killed while off duty while attempting to help his friend locate a stolen vehicle in the Pedro Ramos community in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

Four subjects opened fire on Agent Torres-Melendez's vehicle, fatally wounding him. His friend was able to escape uninjured and called police. Four men were arrested the following week but were later released due to a lack of evidence.

Agent Torres-Melendez had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 2-1/2 years and was assigned to the 382nd West Hato Rey Precinct. He is survived by his parents and fiancee.

Bio

  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge 18246

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender At large

off duty, robbery

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Descansa en paz. Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

December 30, 2017

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