Lieutenant Luz M. Soto
Lieutenant Luz Soto, Commander Frank Román, 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.
Lieutenant Soto had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 23 years. She is survived by her husband, who also serves with the Puerto Rico Police Department.