Officer Kelly Smythe
Killed 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