Commander Frank Roma’n
Commander Frank Román, Lieutenant Luz Soto, and Agent Rosario Hernández de Hoyo were shot inside the Puerto Rico Police Department’s Ponce regional headquarters by a disgruntled police officer.
The officer had taken Lieutenant Soto, his supervisor, hostage. Commander Román and Agent Hernández de Hoyo engaged the subject in which they were both fatally wounded, along with Lieutenant Soto. The subject was also wounded and taken into custody.
Commander Román had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 28 years. He was recognized as Commander of the Year in 2014.