Pilot Carl Richard Talafous

Pilot Carl Richard Talafous

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

End of Watch Wednesday, July 14, 1993

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Carl Richard Talafous

Pilot Carl Talafous was killed in a helicopter crash along with two other U.S. Customs Service agents and a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent.

The Sikorsky UH-60A they were in struck high tension power lines 82 feet above the Altamaha River near Hortense, Georgia, as the agents searched for clandestine airstrips and marijuana grow operations.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Georgia

narcotics

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 14, 2020

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