Special Agent Frank S. Wallace, Jr.

Special Agent Frank S. Wallace, Jr.

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

End of Watch Saturday, August 27, 1994

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Frank S. Wallace, Jr.

Special Agent Frank Wallace was killed in an aircraft accident shortly after taking off from a runway in the jungles of Peru. Four other agents were also killed.

The agents were participating in Operation Snowcap to provide support to Peruvian and Bolivian law enforcement personnel. They had taken off from a small runway in the Upper Huallaga River Valley, 15 miles west of Santa Lucia, to conduct a surveillance flight when the plane crashed. The wreckage was located the following day, but rescuers were not able to reach the site until the next day.

Agent Wallace was a United States Air Force veteran and had served with the United States Department of Justice for 11 years. He is survived by his wife, son, parents, brother, and sister.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Overseas

narcotics, aircraft accident

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Frank and I met in homeroom at Deerfield Beach High in Florida, where we both talked about flying.. We graduated in 1975 and went our separate ways. We saw each other at a DBHS homecoming football game and talked again about flying as by that time I had soloed and Frank was excited for me. He had joined the Air Force and later attended Embry-Riddle while I was on my way to Florida State. Unbeknownst to each other, we both ended up as Special Agents for different agencies. The next time I saw of him, was at a DEA memorial at the US Consulate in Milan, Italy that informed me of his death a year prior. Later I also saw his memorial at the US Embassy's DEA office in Lima, Peru. I spoke sometime later to his parents who made me promise I would not let people forget about Frank. This tribute is one small way of my fulfilling that promise. Rest in Peace my friend.

SSA Mark Supple
High school friend, fellow aviator, and US Special Agent.

April 23, 2023

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