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Special Agent Jay W. Seale | United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

Special Agent

Jay W. Seale

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

End of Watch: Saturday, August 27, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

Location: Overseas

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Special Agent Seale 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 Seale had been with the agency for three years and is survived by his parents and brother.

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Agent Seale,
On today, the 21st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a LEO but also when you served with the U.S. Army as a member of the 82nd Airborne "All American" Division. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Airborne All The Way!

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
August 27, 2015

 

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