Officer Chance Whiteman III
Killed on March 26, 1982
when the police helicopter he was piloting crashed while assisting
patrol units during a chase. Radio contact was lost with the
helicopter during the chase. It struck a tree and crashed a
half-mile west of U.S. 75 just south of 66th Street North and
Lakewood Avenue. The driver of the car was arrested.
The helicopter program was only 10 days old.