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Sanford NC, USA
Jul. 05, 2011
Hispanic Male / 55 yrs. of age
Sanford Police Dept.
Accident - Police
On The Job:
Bio: previously served as a U.S. Army MP for 22 years
Wife and three sons
Fatal Incident Summary
Central Carolina Community College
Tue. Jul. 05, 2011
Patrol Officer Eli Colonroche succumbed to injuries sustained at about 9:30 am while participating in a training exercise at the Central Carolina Community College.
He and several other officers were descending a four-story rappelling tower when he collided with the tower's third story. He continued his descent to the ground where he was evaluated by other officers. He was transported to a local hospital where it was determined he was suffering from internal bleeding. He was flown to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill where he passed away at about 6:00 pm.