Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 10668
Cause: Aircraft accident
Policeman Lawrence Amberg and Policeman Alex Ilnicki were killed when their police helicopter crashed.
On August 30, 1966, Policeman Lawrence Amberg, Observer, was working Air 1 with his partner, Policeman Alex Ilnicki, Pilot. Air 1 had departed the Department's heliport located in Glendale for a regularly scheduled patrol for the purpose of observing traffic conditions on freeways.
While Air 1 was flying in the vicinity of Dodger Stadium, a media helicopter was also in the area reporting on freeway traffic conditions. Air 1 and the media helicopter collided, resulting in the deaths of both officers and the occupants of the media helicopter.
Policeman Amberg had served with the agency for 5 years.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Policeman Alex N. Ilnicki