Police Officer Edgardo Luis Gutierrez-Colon

Police Officer Edgardo Luis Gutierrez-Colon

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Monday, July 26, 1993

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Edgardo Luis Gutierrez-Colon

Officer Edgardo Gutierrez-Colon, Officer Bonilla-Gonzalez, and Officer Colon-Burgos were killed in a helicopter accident while attempting to clear an area downstream of the Carraizo Dam prior to the flood gates being opened. The helicopter struck a set of power lines above the dam, causing it to crash. All three officers were killed.

Officer Gutierrez-Colon had served with the agency for 7 years, and was assigned to FURA's Air Unit as a Tactical Officer and was a member of SWAT. He was survived by a wife and son.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 12881

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

helicopter crash

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30 years my Brother, still think about you, it's like your passing happened yesterday, still can't believe it Bro, rest in peace Galding

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December 14, 2023

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