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…
August 26, 2014
Puerto Rico officer dies from gunshot wounds
Officer Down: Geniel Amaro-Fantauzzi - [Las Piedras, Puerto Rico]
End of Service: 08/25/2014
By PoliceOne Staff
LAS PIEDRAS, Puerto Rico — A Puerto Rico officer has died from gunshot wounds sustained during a narcotics investigation August 19.
ODMP reports Agent Geniel Amaro-Fantauzzi, 35, was conducting the investigation with multiple other agents in a housing complex when a man opened fire.
Amaro-Fantauzzi and one other agent were wounded in the shooting. The gunman was taken into custody and charged with five counts of attempted murder and other charges, according to the report.
Amaro-Fantauzzi was transported to a hospital, but the 16-year police veteran passed away Monday.
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