Aviation Supervisor Pedro Jose Rodriguez-Franco

Aviation Supervisor Pedro Jose Rodriguez-Franco

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

End of Watch Friday, September 18, 1998

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Pedro Jose Rodriguez-Franco

Aviation Supervisor Pedro Rodriguez-Franco was killed in an aircraft accident while attempting to move an airplane to a safe location in preparation for Hurricane Georges.

The plane he was piloting collided with another Customs Service plane over the sea between Puerto Rico and Curacao. Both damaged planes attempted to return to Puerto Rico, however, Supervisor Rodriguez-Franco's plane crashed into the sea one mile east of Mona Island. The copilot was rescued, however, Supervisor Rodriguez-Franco was killed.

The second plane was able to land safely in Aquadilla.

Agent Rodriguez-Franco had served with the United States Customs Service for nine years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Puerto Rico

midair collision

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On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Service. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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