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Officer Kenneth L. Archer | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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Kenneth L. Archer

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 24, 1982

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Age: 42

Tour: 13 years

Badge # 7255

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Officer Archer and Pilot Officer George Carey were killed when their helicopter crashed. The officers were conducting a search mission in a remote desert area of San Bernardino County. The pilot, Officer Carey, became spatially disoriented due to a combination of factors and the aircraft impacted the ground at high speed, instantly killing both officers.

Officer Archer had served with the agency for 13 years.

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End of Watch: Wednesday, February 24, 1982
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