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Special Agent Meredith Thompson | United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

Special Agent

Meredith Thompson

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

End of Watch: Saturday, August 27, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

Location: Overseas

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Special Agent Thompson 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 Thompson had been with the agency for nine years and is survived by her parents, three sisters and a brother.

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IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

RET. CHRIS YOUNG PATROL OFF.
DETROIT POICE DEPT.
August 27, 2015

 

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