Police Officer Emilio Quinones-Santana

Police Officer Emilio Quinones-Santana

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Wednesday, June 19, 1991

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Emilio Quinones-Santana

Police Officer Emilio Quinones-Santana was shot and killed while trying to stop a theft on Highway 3 in Carolina.

An off-duty officer had parked his car outside of a phone booth and left his keys and gun in it.

Officer Quinones-Santana and his partner located the vehicle and initiated a pursuit along PR-3. The suspect opened fire during the pursuit, striking Officer Quinones-Santa. The man was arrested after a successful PIT maneuver was conducted. The man was charged with murder.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with murder

vehicle pursuit

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Officer Quinones-Santana,
On today, the 30th 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

June 19, 2021

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