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Fallen police officers are honored in Capitol ceremony

By The Star Staff

Gov. Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia participated on Tuesday in the ceremony in honor of the police officers who fell in the line of duty, which was held on the south side of the Capitol, where tribute was paid to Lt. Edwin Maldonado, who died last year.

“Police work is a noble and challenging vocation that requires great courage and an unwavering commitment to public service,” the governor said in a written statement. “Our police officers work tirelessly to protect our people, facing difficult situations and making crucial decisions at unexpected times. It is important to recognize and appreciate that service, since our police officers are the backbone of our security and peace of mind. Today, as we celebrate Puerto Rico Police Week, we dedicate this activity to those who made the supreme sacrifice.”

“We pay tribute to the brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to safeguarding the peace and security of our communities,” Pierluisi continued. “And we take a special moment to remember and honor those who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. In the case of Lieutenant Maldonado, his sacrifice was an example of nobility and dedication in search of the well-being of all without exception.”

The ceremony was attended by the leaders of the House of Representatives, Rafael “Tatito” Hernández Montañez and the Senate, José Luis Dalmau Santiago, along with other legislators, as well as Puerto Rico Police Bureau Commissioner Antonio López Figueroa and officials from the Department of Public Safety.

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