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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8 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.

  4. Honored and Remembered, Co -worker Pedro Rodriguez Mateo “pollito ” You will always be in our hearts and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. May you forever rest in peace. To his wife Glory Cruz Martinez, and to his Two daughters you will always have our support.

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