Officer Fernando Arroyos was shot and killed by a group of cowards who murdered him in an attempted armed robbery. Officer Arroyos was off-duty with his girlfriend looking for a home to buy when he was killed.
He and his girlfriend had stopped to look at a house that was for sale and were crossing the street when the three men got out of a vehicle and attempted to rob them at gunpoint. Officer Arroyo directed his girlfriend to safety as the men opened fire on him. He was able to return fire before being mortally wounded. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
The moment Officer Arroyos, who was armed with his service weapon, resisted the robber's attempts, he shifted to on-duty status and was therefore killed in the line of duty.