Monday, September 25, 2017

LODD: Agent Héctor Matías-Torres

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Agent Héctor Matías-Torres
Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bio & Incident Details
Age: 53
Tour: 22 years
Cause: Drowned

Agent Héctor Matías-Torres and Agent Lorenzo-González drowned when their vehicles were caught in floodwaters during Hurricane Maria.
Both officers were completing a 24-hour shift, at approximately 6:00 am, as part of the hurricane response and rescue efforts. They were attempting to get back to the police station when their vehicles were caught in high water and washed into the Culebrinas River, in Aguada, as they drove along PR-115. Their bodies were recovered the following day.
Agent Matías-Torres had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 22 years.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Superintendent Michelle Hernandez de Frayley
Puerto Rico Police Department
PO Box 70166
San Juan, PR 00936
Phone: (787) 792-1234

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