First Puerto Rican Police Officer in Rochester honored

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – The Puerto Rican Festival was in Rochester Saturday for its 52nd year. The celebration of culture featured Puerto Rican food, live music, salsa dancing, and activities for children.

One member of the community was honored during the opening ceremony for his contribution as the first Puerto Rican police officer in the city.

“It’s just like being born again you know? I really enjoy being with my people and every opportunity I had when I was in the police department. I took advantage to be in the community, to be part of it,” said Felix Montalvo.

Saturday is the last day of the festival.