Police Officer Jose Ramon Bonilla-Gonzalez

Police Officer Jose Ramon Bonilla-Gonzalez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Monday, July 26, 1993

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Jose Ramon Bonilla-Gonzalez

Officer Jose Bonilla-Gonzalez, Officer Gutierrez-Colon, and Officer William Burgos-Colon were killed in a helicopter accident while attempting to clear an area downstream of the Carraizo Dam prior to the floodgates being opened.

The helicopter struck a set of power lines above the dam, causing it to crash.

Officer Bonilla-Gonzalez was a United States Army Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 24 years with FURA's Air Unit. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

helicopter crash

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Officer Bonilla-Gonzalez,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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July 26, 2023

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