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Police Officer James Rowley | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

James Rowley

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, July 22, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 17 years

Badge # 25696

Cause: Aircraft accident

Incident Date: 7/22/1983

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Officer James Rowley and Police Officer Charles Trojahn were killed when their helicopter was involved in a mid-air collision over Brooklyn. Officer Rowley and Officer Trojahn were traveling over Brooklyn, when a sea plane struck the rear rotor of the helicopter, causing it to crash. Both officers and two of the four passengers on the sea plane were killed.

Officer Rowley had been with the agency for 17 years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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Police Officer Charles Trojahn
New York City Police Department, New York
End of Watch: Friday, July 22, 1983
Cause: Aircraft accident

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 15, 2013

 

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