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Police Officer Edgardo Luis Gutierrez-Colon | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Police Officer

Edgardo Luis Gutierrez-Colon

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Monday, July 26, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 12881

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Officer Edgardo Gutierrez-Colon, Officer Bonilla-Gonzalez, and Officer Colon-Burgos were killed in a helicopter accident while attempting to clear an area downstream of the Carraizo Dam prior to the flood gates being opened.

The helicopter struck a set of power lines above the dam, causing it to crash.

Officer Gutierrez-Colon had served with the agency for 7 years, and was assigned to FURA's Air Unit as a Tactical Officer and was a member of SWAT. He was survived by a wife and son.

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Te amo mucho padrino querido y en mi coazon guardo los recuerdos mas hermoso de tu presencia junto a mi. Fuistes un exelente tio y padrino al igual q un gran policia de mucho honor y orgullo. Te considero mi angel guardian Que Dios te bendiga.

AGT. Angelica Gutierrez
Godsister/nephew
July 26, 2014

 

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