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Special Agent Frank Fernandez, Jr. | United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

Special Agent

Frank Fernandez, Jr.

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

End of Watch: Saturday, August 27, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

Location: Overseas

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Special Agent Fernandez was killed in an aircraft accident shortly after taking off from a runway in the jungles of Peru. Four other agents were also killed.

The agents were participating in Operation Snowcap, to provided support to Peruvian and Bolivian law enforcement personnel. They had taken off from a small runway in the Upper Huallaga River Valley, 15 miles west of Santa Lucia, to conduct a surveillance flight when the plane crashed. The wreckage was located the following day, but rescuers were not able to reach the site until the next day.

Agent Fernandez had been with the agency for 14 years and was survived by his parents, step-father and brother.

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My beloved Frankie, not a day goes by without my thinking about you and the love we shared. Last time we communicated through a medium you told her you were my husband and that we have a special lock of love. We have traveled many lives together and will continue to do so. You are my soul mate and we will meet again to continue to travel many more lives together. Love you and always will. You are forever in my mind and heart. Your loving wife.

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May 11, 2016

 

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