01/19/2004

Two State Police Officers Killed in Car Accident

Officer Down: Felix Galarza Maldonado / Cruz Gonzalez Santiago - [Salinas, ]

State Police Officers Felix Galarza Maldonado, 25 and Cruz Gonzalez Santiago, 27 died Jan. 23 at 5:15 a.m.

They were assigned to the Cupey Station in Puerto Rico.

After finishing their 2000-0400 shift they both got in the same car to drive home to their homes. They apparently fell asleep and struck a semi-truck from behind.

One officer died on impact and the other died while being extricated. Both are survived by their wives and small children.

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