Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 19 years
Badge # Not available
Sergeant John Stimson succumbed to hypothermia following a helicopter crash while searching for a missing pilot. The helicopter he was riding in experienced an engine failure and crashed and the contract pilot suffered a broken back.
Sergeant Stimson was unable to access any of the emergency equipment due to damage to the helicopter. He died after a night of exposure to cold temperatures after making the injured pilot as comfortable as possible. The injured pilot survived.
He had served with the agency for just over 19 years.