Special Agent Emir Benitez

Special Agent Emir Benitez

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

End of Watch Thursday, August 9, 1973

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Emir Benitez

Special Agent Emir Benitez was shot and killed during an undercover cocaine buy in Broward County, Florida.

He had attempted to purchase cocaine but was robbed by the dealer. He and three other agents returned to the apartment, at 2671 NW 8th Place, to arrest the dealer. A group of people in the apartment began to fight with the agents and the dealer opened fire, striking Special Agent Benitez in the head.

Special Agent Benitez had served with the Drug Enforcement Administration since its creation one month earlier. He had previously served with the U.S. Customs Service for four years. He was survived by his expectant wife.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Florida
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Not available

narcotics, undercover

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August 9, 2019

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