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Officer Chance F. Whiteman III

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