Sergeant Franco R. Aguilar

Died on April 29, 2010

Age: 36
Sevier County Sheriff’s Office
Accident

Sergeant Franco R. Aguilar died instantly as the result of a fall from a freeway overpass. The 36-year-old victim had responded to the scene of a one-car traffic crash atop the Fish Creek overpass on Interstate 70, approximately 12 miles east of Interstate 15. While Sgt. Franco was investigating the incident, the driver of an approaching vehicle lost control on the icy road due to excessive speed. He collided with the first vehicle. Sgt. Aguilar was knocked from the overpass and fell 250 feet to his death. He is survived by his wife and five children.

In 2011, the driver who struck the stopped vehicles pled guilty to a charge of negligent homicide.

Sgt. Augilar’s bronze memorial plaque is sponsored by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fort Duchesne.


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10 responses to “Sergeant Franco R. Aguilar”

  1. […] Sgt. Franco Aguilar had arrived at the scene of an earlier accident on the Fish Creek Bridge where a Toyota Camry slid on the snowy highway and crashed into a concrete barrier. About 10:30 p.m., as Aguilar was gathering information from the driver, a westbound Chevrolet Suburban lost control and careened into the Toyota. […]

  2. Shanna says:

    He was a good man and will be missed! A true hero!

  3. […] KSL.com posted a story about Sergeant Franco Aguilar and how he was mourned across the State of Utah. KSL reported the story on April 30, 2010 after […]

  4. Don says:

    Aguilar remembered for life of service: http://www.richfieldreaper.com/articles/2010/05/05/news/01.txt

    Franco was a great cop. He was always friendly, considerate and smiling!

  5. edward nielson says:

    hey buddy R.I.P. we well get to see each other again soon.. you sure are missed.. i well remember you.love you buddy

  6. maria maciel says:

    RIP Franco Aguilar, a great friend and brother….. Viviras siempre en nuestro corazon… you will be missed by every one that got the honor to know you.

  7. […] Sevier County Sheriff’s Office says around 10 p.m. Thursday, 36-year-old Sgt. Franco Aguilar was responding to a crash on Interstate 70 near the town of […]

  8. Anthony Alvo says:

    No doubt you are guarding heaven’s gates, forver on duty brother! Semper Fidelis Marine! May there be mercy from the pain and suffering your family is going through.

  9. […] first (currently only) Latino officer to die in the line of duty in Utah is Sevier County Sgt. FRANCO R. AGUILAR, who died in 2010 after being knocked from a bridge on Interstate […]

  10. BL Smith says:

    I am so proud to be a member of the Utah Peace Officer Association which started the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial. Both are proud members of Utah’s Law Enforcement Community. The UPOA recognizes, each year, 14 (different) fallen officers. If anyone has contact information on relatives I am the keeper of fallen officer relative information. When events come up that honor our fallen officers we reach out to family/relative members when these events occur. I can be reached at blsmith@sandy.Utah.gov.

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