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Deputy Robert K. Schnur | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

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Robert K. Schnur

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, September 30, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 14 years

Badge # 1466

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Deputy Schnur and Deputy Gary McCullah were killed in a helicopter accident. The Deputies were flying low in a helicopter in the Whittier Hills when they struck abandoned telephone wires in a canyon. The helicopter and its crew were not reported missing until the next morning when Deputy Schnur’s wife called. A search was started and the helicopter’s crash site was located at 7:30 AM. Autopsies determined both Deputies were killed on impact.

Deputy Schnur had been with the agency for 14 years and was survived by his wife and three children.

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Deputy Gary E. McCullah
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California
End of Watch: Monday, September 30, 1968
Cause: Aircraft accident

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Every time I'm 10-8 and flying over the Whittier Hills, I'm thinking of you and your partner. You are not forgotten.

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LASD-Aero
June 2, 2015

 

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