OFFICER DOWN Agent Emiliano Torres-Soto
Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico
End of Watch: Sunday, August 28, 2011
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: 10 years, 5 months
Badge Number: Not available
Incident DetailsCause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: August 28, 2011
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available
Agent Emiliano Torres-Soto was shot and killed in Ponce while attempting to take police action when he observed an altercation while off duty at approximately 5:00 am.
A group of men were arguing in front of a local bar when he observed one them brandish a handgun. Agent Torres-Soto identified himself and attempted to take action when he was shot as many as 10 times by multiple gunmen.
He was transported to San Cristobal Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Agent Torres-Soto had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 10 years and was assigned to Radio Command Ponce. He is survived by his wife, two sons, stepdaughter, parents, and five brothers.
Agency Contact InformationPuerto Rico Police Department
PO Box 70166
San Juan, PR 00936
Phone: (787) 792-1234