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Sergeant Richard Grijalva Romero | Imperial County Sheriff's Office, California Imperial County Sheriff's Office, California

Sergeant

Richard Grijalva Romero

Imperial County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch: Monday, October 24, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 14 years

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Cause: Aircraft accident

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Sergeant Richard Romero was killed in a helicopter accident while working on a multi-agency narcotics task force. A car was spotted in a canyon and the helicopter began to descend when its rotor blades struck power lines and caused it to crash.

Also killed in the accident were Investigator Michael Davis of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, Deputy Roy Chester of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Deputy James McSweeney of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and Deputy Mark Tonkin of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, and the three California National Guard crew members operating the flight.

Sergeant Romero was a 14-year veteran of the Imperial County Sheriff's Office.

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Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
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October 24, 2017

 

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