Officer Kelly Smythe

smythe1982.jpgKilled on March 26, 1982 when the police helicopter he was riding in 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.

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