As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Jose A. Cordova-Montanez - [San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico]
By PoliceOne Staff
SAN LORENZO, Puerto Rico — Lieutenant Jose Cordova-Montañez was shot and killed when he attempted to take action while off duty. He was at a local business on PR-183, in San Lorenzo, when several armed men announced a robbery.
Lieutenant Cordova-Montañez identified himself and attempted to intervene but was shot four times in the chest. The suspects then stole his service weapon and fled the scene.
He was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.
Lieuteannt Cordova-Montañez had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 30 years and was going to retire the following year. He is survived by his wife, four children, and several grandchildren.
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