Special Agent Larry N. Carwell

Special Agent Larry N. Carwell

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, January 9, 1984

Larry N. Carwell

Special Agent Carwell was killed when the U.S. Air Force UH-1N helicopter he was riding in crashed during an anti-narcotics operations flight off the coast of Nassau, Bahamas.

Four Air Force servicemen were also killed in the crash, and four were rescued, after the helicopter was ditched in the sea. The bodies of the lost were never recovered and it is believed they were trapped in the helicopter when it sank in 6,000 feet of water.

Special Agent Carwell had served with the Drug Enforcement Administration for nine years and was assigned to the Houston District Office.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Overseas

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Hard to believe it's been 30 years. Larry was truly a great guy. It's an honor to have known and worked with him.

Fred Thomas, DEA (Ret)
DEA Houston '83 - '88

January 14, 2018

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