Criminal Investigator Manuel Zurita, VII

Criminal Investigator Manuel Zurita, VII

United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service - Office of Investigations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, January 6, 1998

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Manuel Zurita, VII

Investigator Manuel Zurita died on January 6th, 1998, from injuries he sustained in a boating accident on January 1st, 1998, while assisting the United States Secret Service with a presidential protection detail for President William Clinton.

He and two other customs agents were securing the waters to assure a safe landing for Air Force One when their boat hit a coral reef outside of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Investigator Zurita was air-lifted with massive injuries to a hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he later died of his injuries. The two other agents were seriously injured in the accident.

Investigator Zurita had served with the Customs Service for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 46
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Boating accident
  • Location Virgin Islands
  • Incident Date Thursday, January 1, 1998

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Amen papi christmas coming...we still miss u a lot...its a pain that cannot be change papi...u leave us a grwat hole in our lives...but ur legacy still here and its gonna keep growing more and more by the blood and grace of God...i miss u sooo much dad...

Manuel l. Zurita-7 jr.
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November 19, 2018

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