Daniel Cintron – A Tribute to a Loving Son, Brother, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin and Friend
Daniel Melik Cintron was an incredible son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend who always put the needs of others before his own.
An ex-Springfield police officer faces up to three years in prison after being found guilty of sexually assaulting two girls, one who is 9 years old.
Early Life and Education
Daniel Cintron was a beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to many. Always there for his family and never missing an opportunity to spend time together he will be dearly missed by his daughter Illiam; granddaughters Illiana Quimbaya and Omar Quimbaya; brothers Alaejah and Kayla; sister Juanin; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Former Springfield police officer was found guilty after a jury-waived trial of two counts of indecent assault and battery on children under 14, as well as intimidation of witnesses, while also facing trial on separate matters regarding an altercation at Eastfield Mall last year.
Jurors were deadlocked on numerous other charges brought in the first trial and will begin another round on December 9th.
After graduating from Longwood University as a three-time letter winner, Cintron made his way into professional wrestling quickly becoming known for his size, strength and aggressive style.
Cintron earned victories against fighters like Carlos Ruiz and David Estrada before beating Alfredo Angulo to earn a ranking from RING. His impressive 12-round points win against Angulo was enough to put him under the microscope.
Former Springfield police officer Christopher Ruffing was found guilty last month on two charges of indecent assault and battery on children under 14, as well as witness intimidation in a trial held last year. All 17 other charges he faced during his trial were eventually dropped against him. Now serving up to three years behind bars.
Achievement and Honors
Growing up in San Juan, Cintron spent much of his time near the ocean. When he returned recently he was shocked to find it had vanished due to climate change – leading him to conduct research into finding solutions to environmental problems – such as making solar panels more affordable to consumers.
Cintron was able to achieve great success during his career by defeating some of the sport’s premier contenders in his division, such as Paul Williams. They first met three rounds ago and Cintron successfully neutralized Williams’ punch output for three rounds – considered one of the world’s premier fighters at that time.
Her students describe her as a mentor, guide, teacher and inspiration. They count on her for regular group meetings to review progress and challenges while helping renew commitment to finishing dissertations and graduating.
Daniel was a caring husband, father, brother, uncle, nephew and friend who carried an abiding sense of duty and an independent personality that enabled him to navigate life’s obstacles with relative ease.
He was an inspiring leader, instilling academic achievement as the cornerstone of success in his children. He believed that education would give his family all they need for a good and rewarding future.
Former Springfield police officer Eric Williams was found guilty by a judge-only trial of two counts of sexually assaulting children under 14 and intimidating witnesses, according to prosecutors. 17 other charges against him were dropped during this second trial after jurors deadlocked on him previously; therefore he will likely serve two to three years behind bars.
Daniel Cintron left behind an abundant family, filled with love and warmth. He was an attentive son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandpa, friend – always there when needed and always willing to put others’ needs before his own.
Since his 2017 arrest for rape and assault of a minor, he has been on leave from the Springfield police department due to coronavirus pandemic-induced delays of his second trial, held last month. Due to these charges – unarmed burglary, two counts of malicious assault, battery on an individual under 14 – he will serve up to three years behind bars. He leaves behind his daughter Illiam as well as grandchildren and other loved ones like sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins whom will miss him greatly.