Sergeant Mayra Rodríguez-Burgado died after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty.
Sergeant Rodríguez-Burgado had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 27 years. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, grandchildren, mother, and brother.
In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.