Agent Mariano Rodríguez-Maldonado Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico EoW: Monday, November 21, 2011

Agent Mariano Rodríguez-Maldonado | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto RicoPuerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Agent Mariano Rodríguez-Maldonado

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico
End of Watch: Monday, November 21, 2011

Biographical Info

Age: 37
Tour of Duty: 7 years
Badge Number: 33227

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: November 21, 2011
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Agency Contact Information

Superintendent General Emilio Diaz-Colon
Puerto Rico Police Department
PO Box 70166
San Juan, PR 00936
Phone: (787) 792-1234

Agent Mariano Rodríguez-Maldonado was killed in an automobile accident as he and his partner responded to a call in Luquillo at approximately 3:30 am.
He and his partner were responding to a call involving a mental patient causing a disturbance at a gas station. They were traveling along PR-3 when their patrol car left the roadway at the intersection of Fortuna and struck the highway divider, which impaled the vehicle’s passenger side. Agent Rodríguez-Maldonado, who was riding as the passenger, suffered fatal injuries. His partner suffered severe leg injuries.
Agent Rodríguez-Maldonado had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Speed ​​played a role yesterday morning in a car accident that ended up costing the life of a policeman in the town of Luquillo.

The agent Mariano Rodriguez Maldonado, 37 years old and seven in the police, he and his partner Gabriel Gonzalez Rivera to address a complaint at about 3:30 am, when the patrol car they were riding in slid on wet pavement and crashed into a fence.

Rodriguez Maldonado, who was a passenger, died at the scene.

Lt. Carlos Camacho, the Highway Patrol Division, said the scene "suggests" that speeding was decisive.

"The speed and weather conditions were not permissible to travel at that speed," said Camacho, who however could not say how fast they were going way agents to serve a complaint related to a mental patient who was at a gas station 3 kilometers from the crash.

Yesterday, police interviewed potential witnesses, while the patrol was sent to the Public Transportation Department to verify if the vehicle suffered a mechanical breakdown.

The prosecutor Federico Torres was assigned to investigate.

It is clear from the investigation, agents moved to Rio Grande Luquillo when Rivera González 33.1 km, with 1 ½ years in the police, lost control and hit the fence that divides the lanes on the PR-3.

Gonzalez Rivera suffered a leg injury and was taken to Hospital HIMA of Fajardo.

Fatal Weekend

This was one of four fatal accidents reported in the weekend. The other three accidents occurred in the urbanization Las Delicias in Ponce, in the PR-2, Camuy, and the PR-872, in Cidra.

Meanwhile, yesterday at 11:45 am, a sexagenarian was hit at the intersection of Barbosa Avenue and Mayaguez Street, Hato Rey.

The victim was identified as Gilberto Morales Lugo, 62.

These cases bring to 305 the number of fatal crashes so far in 2011, four more than for the same date in 2010.

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