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Puerto Rico Sgt. killed during traffic stop


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January 03, 2012

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Puerto Rico Sgt. killed during traffic stop

Officer Down: Abimael Castro-Berrocales - [Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico]


By PoliceOne Staff

CABO ROJO, Puerto Rico — A sergeant was killed during a traffic stop Sunday, authorities said.

Twenty-year Puerto Rico Police Department veteran Abimael Castro-Berrocales, 40, was shot in the face two times as he approached the driver's side of the vehicle, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page. A responding unit aided Castro-Berrocales then transported him to a medical center where he later died.

Castro-Berrocales was a husband and father of three. Sources said the suspect or suspects remain at large.



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