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Flags at half mast for policeman who died in auto crash in the line of duty


By The Star Staff


Gov. Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia on Monday declared a day of mourning over the death of officer José Ferrer Pabón, who died in the line of duty in a traffic accident on Friday, Dec. 24.


Flags will fly at half mast at all government agencies today, which is also the day of Ferrer Pabón’s burial.


“Today we join in the pain of the family of officer Ferrer Pabón in the face of this terrible tragedy,” the governor said in a written statement. “We know from his uniformed colleagues that Ferrer Pabón always went the extra mile to work for the welfare of the people, so we are aware that Puerto Rico is saying goodbye to a great public servant. To his wife Neliseth Vega Acevedo and his two children, Joniel and Joannelis Ferrer Vega, we accompany them in this moment of pain and we express our most sincere condolences and wishes for strength.”


Ferrer Pabón completed 10 years of service in the Police Bureau and was attached to the Aguadilla Stolen Vehicles Division. Posthumously, he will be promoted to the rank of sergeant.


Calling hours will continue at Los Sauces funeral home in Moca today from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. They will be followed by the burial in Los Sauces Memorial cemetery, which is adjacent to the funeral home.

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