Honoring 2 Fallen Heroes


Sergeant Edwin Maldonado-García

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

EOW: July 19, 2023 | Age: 56 | Tour: 37 Years

Sergeant Edwin Maldonado-Garcia was struck and killed by a vehicle on the Baldorioty de Castro Expressway near Isla Verde, Puerto Rico, at about 8:15 pm. He was in uniform and driving to work when he observed several citizens attempting to rescue a kitten from the middle of the highway. He stopped his vehicle to assist but was struck by an oncoming car as he tried to grab the kitten. Sergeant Maldonado-Garcia had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 37 years and was assigned to the Internal Security Division at police headquarters. He is survived by his wife and child.


Deputy Sheriff David Bosecker

Eastland County Sheriff's Office, Texas

EOW: July 21, 2023 | Age: None | Tour: 21 Years

Deputy Sheriff David Bosecker was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call along Highway 183 between Cisco and Rising Star. As he arrived on the scene a male subject opened fire on him, fatally wounding him. Other responding officers took the subject into custody. The man was charged with capital murder. Deputy Bosecker had served with the Eastland County Sheriff's Office for two years and had served in law enforcement for 21 years. He had previously served with the Wise County Sheriff's Office, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and the Comanche Police Department He also worked as a part-time marine enforcement officer for the Cisco Police Department.


This information is supplied by the Officer Down Memorial Page (www.odmp.org) and the U.S. Fire Administration (www.apps.usfa.fema.gov).