Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati United States Department of Justice – Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government End of Watch: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati

United States Department of Justice – Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Biographical Info

Age: 39
Tour of Duty: 17 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: February 26, 2013
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: At large

Agency Contact Information

Director Charles E. Samuels Jr.
United States Department of Justice – Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: (202) 307-3198

Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati was shot and killed in what is believed to be retaliation for his investigations into cell phone smuggling at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
He had just left the MDC and was driving home when several gunmen opened fire on his vehicle on the De Diego Expressway, near Exit 13 in Bayamon. Another officer at the prison was arrested several days later on charges of smuggling contraband to several inmates serving life sentences. The inmates and the officer are suspected to be involved with Lieutenant Albarati’s murder, although no charges have yet been filed.
Lieutenant Albarati had served with the Federal Bureau of Prisons for 11 years and was assigned to a special investigations unit. He had previously served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati, age 39, died on February 26, 2013, near the Metropolitan Detention Center in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
Osvaldo was a member of the U.S. Department of Justice. He had 17 years of service in law enforcement.
Lt. Albarati was shot and killed as he was driving home.
Lt. Albarati worked in the investigation section of Corrections at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. His investigations primarily focused on drug smuggling and illegal cell phone use by prisoners.
Another officer at the prison was arrested several days later on charges of smuggling contraband to several inmates serving life sentences. The inmates and the officer are suspected to be involved with Lieutenant Albarati’s murder, although no charges have yet been filed.
Osvaldo is survived by many loving friends and family members including his wife, his son and his 2 daughters.

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