ACI Prensa Staff, Apr 11, 2023 / 17:30 pm
At a heavily attended Mass in the Rancagua, Chile, cathedral, police officers, officials, family members, and the faithful bid their last farewell to 1st Cpl. Daniel Rodrigo Palma Yáñez, who was killed in the line of duty.
Palma was murdered the night of April 5 when he responded to an emergency call. While trying to inspect a vehicle, he was shot twice. One of the bullets struck him in the head, and although he received medical attention, he died hours later at the hospital.
Palma was 33 years old, the father of a 4-year-old boy, and his wife, also a police officer, is pregnant. He is the third member of the Carabineros (national police) killed in a month’s time.
During the Mass, the victim was posthumously promoted to Non-Commissioned Officer, and it was announced that Police Station No. 4 of Santiago will be renamed “Non-Commissioned Officer Daniel Palma Yáñez.”