Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 10 years
Badge # 1U30
Sergeant Franco Aguilar was killed at approximately 10:30 pm when he fell approximately 250 feet from a bridge on I-70.
He was investigating an accident on the bridge that involved a car that had crashed into a barrier after sliding on the snowy highway. As he gathered information from the driver, an approaching SUV's driver also lost control on the snow and slid into the vehicle that had previously crashed.
It is believed Sergeant Aguilar was either struck and thrown over the guardrail, or was attempting to jump out of the SUV's path, when he fell.
Sergeant Aguilar had served with the agency for 10 years and was killed the day after his 36th birthday. He is survived by his wife, five children, parents, and his three brothers. He was preceded in death by his sister.