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Puerto Rico Officer Killed with Own Weapon

Puerto Rico Officer Killed with Own Weapon

The ODMP

February 02, 2010

Sergeant Noel Cordero-Guzmán was shot and killed with his own weapon after intervening in a disturbance while off duty.

He was at a local fast food restaurant with friends when he observed a group of people creating a disturbance. Sergeant Cordero-Guzmán had a previous encounter with one of the men causing the disturbance. After identifying himself to the group he was attacked and beaten. One of the suspects then grabbed Sergeant Cordero-Guzmán service weapon and shot him in the chest, killing him.

The 17-year-old suspect who shot Sergeant Cordero-Guzmán was charged as an adult with first degree murder, attempted murder, and weapons violations.

Sergeant Cordero-Guzmán had served with the Ponce Municipal Police Department for only two years. He is survived by his expectant wife and 5-year-old child.

He was posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant.

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    revCCBeasley

    almost 4 years ago

    2944 Comments

    Rest in Peace & may God bless you, your family and co-workers.

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    rafaelmorales

    about 4 years ago

    2994 Comments

    RIP MY BROTHER IN BLUE

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    Sheepdog1

    over 4 years ago

    480 Comments

    RIP brother

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    RKEENAN

    over 4 years ago

    572 Comments

    ‘ALL GIVE SOME….SOME GIVE ALL’

    Good people all over the Nation are praying
    for you, your family & friends.

    Rest In Peace

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    rrosaslawenforcement

    over 4 years ago

    46 Comments

    LISTEN I KNOW WHEN WE ARE "OFF DUTY" WE ARE REALLY NOT OFF DUTY BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER AVOID TOMBSTONE COURAGE. DO NOT TRY TO BE A HERO AND THINK YOU CAN DO THIS YOURSELF. REMEMBER YOUR GOAL IS TO RETURN TO YOUR FAMILY HOME SAFE AT THE END OF EACH OF YOUR SHIFT. ALWAYS RADIO IN FOR BACK UP PRIOR TO APPROACHING ANY SITUATION WHETHER IT BE AS SMALL AS PULLING OVER A BICYCLE OR GOING TO A DOMESTIC SITUATION. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN PEOPLE DEVELOP SUCH HATE FOR OFFICERS AND ARE WILLING TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES. NEVER LET YOUR GUARD DOWN AND DONT FEEL AS IF YOU BECOME WEAK IF YOU RADIO FOR BACK UP BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW THAT IS NOT TRUE. ONE BAD MOVE CAN RUIN YOUR LIFE AND THE LIFE OF OTHERS. ALWAYS EVALUATE THE SCENE. THE SUSPECT SHOULD HAVE A DEATH SENTENCE. R.I.P SERGEANT

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    WACollector

    over 4 years ago

    764 Comments

    Rest In Peace, Brother.

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    deputyroark

    over 4 years ago

    196 Comments

    Rest in Peace

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    HCSO531

    over 4 years ago

    248 Comments

    RIP fellow LEO

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    Rescue_911

    over 4 years ago

    2464 Comments

    RIP Hermano. God Bless family, friends, and co-workers.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    R.I.P. Hermano. God Bless the Family.

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    Ahi

    over 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    R.I.P.

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    Gombino

    over 4 years ago

    2658 Comments

    RIP, Brother. My prayers for your family and co-workers.

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    MIKIESPLACE

    over 4 years ago

    1372 Comments

    REST IN PEACE SARGE, PRAYERS TO HIS FAMILY AND FELLOW OFFICERS. what a shame.

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    ERIC4536

    over 4 years ago

    534 Comments

    I WILL PRAY FOR HIS WIFE AND CHILD. MAY HE REST IN PEACE.

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    4theblue

    over 4 years ago

    1566 Comments

    RIP

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