Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # 12881
Cause: Aircraft accident
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.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Police Officer Jose Ramon Bonilla-Gonzalez
Police Officer William Burgos-Colon