Commander Frank RomÃ¡n, Lieutenant Luz Soto, and Agent Rosario HernÃ¡ndez 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 RomÃ¡n and Agent HernÃ¡ndez 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 RomÃ¡n had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 28 years. He was recognized as Commander of the Year in 2014.