Special Agent Alan H. Winn

Special Agent Alan H. Winn

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

End of Watch Tuesday, August 13, 1991

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Alan H. Winn

Special Agent Alan Winn was killed in a helicopter crash during an operations flight over Hilo, Hawaii.

Special Agent Winn was piloting the Bolkow helicopter as part of a mission to locate marijuana grows when it suffered a mechanical failure. The helicopter crashed as he attempted an emergency landing at the Honokaa Airstrip. The helicopter experienced a hard landing, flipped on its side, and became engulfed in flames. Three other law enforcement officers who were in the helicopter were injured.

Special Agent Winn was a United States Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the San Diego Police Department in California for two years before joining Drug Enforcement Administration. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Hawaii

narcotics, aerial search, helicopter crash

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Agent Winn,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with the USMC as helicopter pilot. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO; former Marine

United States Border Patrol

August 13, 2021

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