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Former Puerto Rico Officer Gets 30 Years for Role in Drug Trafficking and Murder

“William Vazquez-Baez abused his position as a police officer to help a vicious drug organization distribute massive of cocaine and massacre citizens he had sworn to protect. Today Vazquez-Baez was rightly sentenced to 30 years in prison for his horrific crimes,” U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said.

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Puerto Rico Officer Killed at Traffic Stop

The man suddenly turned around and opened fire on Sergeant García-Torres, striking him in the head. Sergeant García-Torres was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Former Puerto Rico Officer Charged with Stealing Firearms from Agency

A federal grand jury Wednesday returned an eight-count indictment charging former Puerto Rico Police Bureau Officer William Cintrón Rivera with the theft of 54 guns from his agency.

3 Puerto Rico Officers Shot and Killed by Car Thieves

The three officers, state policeman Luis Marrero Diaz, and San Juan municipal police, Luis Salaman Conde and Eliezer Hernandez Cartagena, were shot Monday afternoon as they chased a group of men in a stolen car near San Juan.

Puerto Rico Police Using Sick-Outs in Campaign to Get Millions in Overtime Pay

The increase in absences recently prompted Puerto Rico Police Chief Michelle Hernandez to recommend that U.S. National Guard soldiers help fill the temporary vacancies.

2 Puerto Rico Officers Killed in Hurricane Maria Response

Agent Héctor Matías-Torres and Agent Lorenzo-González of the Puerto Rico Police drowned when their vehicles were caught in floodwaters during Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Rico Police Agent Shot, Killed in Off-Duty Robbery Response

The Puerto Rico Police Department reports that Agent Roberto Medina-Mariani was shot and killed Monday in an off-duty incident.

Puerto Rico Agent Dies from Gunshot Wound Suffered at End of Vehicle Pursuit

Puerto Rico Police Agent Benjamín De los Santos-Barbosa died Wednesday from a gunshot wound he suffered following a vehicle pursuit in Ponce, Puerto Rico, last weekend.

Puerto Rico Sergeant Slain, 2 Officers Wounded in Shootout With Drug Traffickers

Sgt. Luis Meléndez-Maldonado was shot and killed as he and other agents were conducting a narcotics trafficking investigation in Humacao, Puerto Rico.

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Puerto Rico Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Agent Victor Rosada-Rosa was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by another vehicle on PR-52 in Cayey, Puerto Rico, following a pursuit and traffic stop of a vehicle at approximately 7:30 pm.

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