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October 27, 2010
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Off-duty Puerto Rico cop shot, killed in robbery

Identified himself and attempted to intervene but was shot four times in the chest

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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