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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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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