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

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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. All three officers were killed.

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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Officer Gutierrez-Colon,
On today, the 24th anniversary of death I would just like to say thank you to you and the other two Officers on that helicopter with you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of Puerto Rico. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
July 26, 2017

 

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