Coast Guard Officers’ Remains Returned to Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The remains of a Coast Guard officer who died in an off-duty snowboarding accident were brought to Jacksonville Friday night.

Lt. Lawrence Quedado, 42, from Jacksonville, died Wednesday afternoon after suffering a heart attack on the slopes of Jackson Hole, Wyo. The mass for Lt. Quedado will be held Tuesday at St. Johns Catholic Church in Atlantic Beach, Fla.

Quedado was an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter pilot at Air Station Clearwater, Fla. He had spent seven years in the Army prior to transitioning to the Coast Guard in 2000. Quedado began his Coast Guard career at Air Station Clearwater before transferring to Kodiak, Alaska where he spent four years. He then returned back to Air Station Clearwater July, 2006.

Quedado is survived by his wife Kelly and their children Cory and Griffin. Kelly is also expecting their third child in July.

The family is currently working on establishing trust funds for Quedado’s children. For those interested in making a donation, please go to Air Station Clearwater’s website later next week for information on where to send your donations.

Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville remove the remains of Lt. Lawrence Quedado from an aircraft at the Jacksonville International Airport Jan. 26, 2007. Lt. Quedado died during a snowboarding trip in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Coast Guard photograph by PA2 Bobby Nash.
Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville remove the remains of Lt. Lawrence Quedado from an aircraft at the Jacksonville International Airport Jan. 26, 2007.
U.S. Coast Guard photograph by PA2 Bobby Nash.

Video of the arrival of the remains.

Video of the departure of the remains.

Source: USCG D7 Public Affairs

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