Recently Fallen Hero

Correctional Officer Pedro J. Rodríguez-Mateo

Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
End of Watch: August 1, 2019

On July 31, 2019, Correctional Officer Pedro Joel Rodríguez-Mateo was fatally attacked by an inmate while he was supervising the visiting room at the Las Cucharas Prison in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Officer Rodriguez-Mateo was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the following day. Officer Rodriguez-Mateo is the third officer fatality from a U.S. Territory in 2019.


Secretary Erik Rolón Suárez
Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

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7 Replies to “Recently Fallen Hero

  1. Heartfelt Sympathy to the Family, and Brothers and Sisters in Blue of Officer Rodriguez-Mateo. Your Dedication and Service will always be remembered and appreciated. Rest in God’s arms now, Officer Rodriguez-Mateo. Peace to you, our Hero.

  2. Every other day it seems that we read of another member of the ThiN Blue Line passing away. Officer Rodríguez-Mateo our hearts and prayers go out to your Family and your Blue Family.

  3. so tragic to be attacked so sad. i am sorry for his loss to family ,coworkers and friends. Jesus comfort them each.

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