Relatives, work colleagues, friends, officials, and dozens of others came to fire the state police officer Luis Marrero Díaz, who was murdered last Monday while doing his duty, and who was being veiled this afternoon in Vega Alta.
There were so many people who came to fire him and offer their condolences and support to the family that the Diaz Funeral Home was too small to be able to welcome them all, in addition to the fact that they could not do so due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, so attendees had to queue outside.
Once again, Marrero’s relatives remembered him as someone dedicated to his work and who was always helping others.
At one point in the afternoon, a caravan with a police escort passed in front of the funeral home to fire the agent, who was killed by a criminal who also claimed the lives of Carolina municipal agents, Luis Salamán Conde and Eliezer Hernández Cartagena.
Amid scenes of much pain, Doña María Luisa Díaz, the mother of agent Marrero, went outside to greet them and drew strength to thank them for the expressions of solidarity received, and offered blessings to all.
“Really, there are no words to thank all the affection, all the support, all the beautiful things that have happened during these three days. They have been strong, they have been painful. But the Lord has purposes, ”said Doña María Luisa. “My son was a good man, a good son, a good father, a good friend, a good policeman, a good public servant.”
“I really appreciate it. Everything has been beautiful. Although we have cried, as they say well Puerto Rican, to snot, because it hurts, thank you, thank you, thank you, “said Maria Luisa, who also had words of special thanks to the Police who” have accompanied us, supported us, they have consoled ”.
A while later, Governor Pedro Pierluisi appeared at the funeral home to offer his support to the family.
“I come to show solidarity with the family, to offer my condolences personally. It is the least I can do. This is a tragic event. It’s what we don’t want to see in Puerto Rico. When we lose a man from the police force, the loss of any human being is very hard, but in this case it is even more so. Because each of them is worth many of us. They protect us every day. That’s why I had to be here even for a little while, ”Pierluisi said outside the funeral home.
The funeral ceremonies were also attended by other government officials, such as the designated superintendent of the Police, Antonio López, and the designated secretary of the Department of Public Security, Alexis Torres.
Former Governor Alejandro García Padilla also appeared, who assured that during his time in Fortaleza he coincided with Agent Marrero, who at that time was stationed there as part of the security team.
Governor Pierluisi said he was “satisfied” that the person responsible for the murders was found, although he stressed that, however, they must investigate who murdered the criminal.
“That’s good, because it is important to know that the person who committed this atrocity is not in the free community. That gives us some peace and quiet, ”Pierluisi said. “Now it is important that the police continue to investigate, and the prosecution, all the ramifications of what has happened. The person who commits the murder was killed in turn. And that also needs to be investigated. And I know they are doing it, “he said.