Police agent, corrections officer killed in crash

The two were on their way to extradite 3 from prison when a vehicle hit them head-on

Duty Death: Mayra Ramirez-Barreto - [Puerto Rico]


By PoliceOne Staff

STILLWATER, Oklahoma — A correctional officer and a police agent from the Puerto Rico Department of Justice were killed in a head-on car crash near Stillwater, Oklahoma, Thursday.

Correctional officer Eliezer Columbus-Claussells, 35, and Agent Mayra Ramírez-Barreto, 52, were on their way to Cimmarron Prison facility to extradite three prisoners, according to ODMP, when a vehicle crossed over the center line and struck their van.

Eliezer Columbus-Claussells (ODMP Image)
Eliezer Columbus-Claussells (ODMP Image)

Columbus-Claussells had served with the Puerto Rico Department of Corrections for 10 years and was assigned to the Special Operations Unit.

Ramírez-Barreto had served with the Puerto Rico Department of Justice for more than 30 years and was assigned to the Extradition Unit. 

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