Puerto Rican officer killed in crash

Agent Mariano Rodriguez-Maldonado was responding to a call about an unruly mental patient

Duty Death: Mariano Rodriguez-Maldonado - [Luquillo, Puerto Rico]


By PoliceOne Staff

LUQUILLO, Puerto Rico — A Puerto Rican police agent was killed in a car accident Monday.

Agent Mariano Rodríguez-Maldonado and his partner responded to a call about an unruly mental patient at a gas station, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page. Their patrol car left the road and hit the highway divider, and sources said Rodríguez-Maldonado, the passenger, was fatally injured.

Rodríguez-Maldonado's partner suffered serious leg injuries.

Rodríguez-Maldonado was a seven-year veteran of the Puerto Rico Police Department.

 

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