Police Officer Carlos William Sepulveda-Caraballo

Police Officer Carlos William Sepulveda-Caraballo

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Friday, April 5, 1991

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Carlos William Sepulveda-Caraballo

Officer Carlos Sepulveda-Caraballo was shot and killed by a youth as he returned from a tour of duty.

Officer Sepulveda-Caraballo was walking with friends in Old San Juan; at the corner of San Jose Street and San Sebastian Street, two men approached the group and started a heated discussion. The officer intervened but one of the men pulled out a gun and shot the officer in the chest. Before succumbing to his injuries he shot and killed the shooter. Officer Sepulveda-Caraballo died in the Rio Piedras Medical Center two hours later.

Officer Sepulveda-Caraballo work with the Puerto Rico Police Department for two and a half years, and is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Officer Sepulveda-Caraballo,
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.


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April 5, 2021

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