Patrolman Plato B. Arvanitis

Patrolman Plato B. Arvanitis

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, December 21, 1967

Plato B. Arvanitis

Patrolman Plato Arvanitis and Patrolman George Bishop were killed in a helicopter accident while on a traffic surveillance flight. The helicopter crashed into the East River near the Manhattan Bridge approximately two hours into the flight. The bodies of both Patrolman weren't recovered until May 17, 1968.

Patrolman Arvanitis had been with the New York City Police Department for 12 years and was assigned to the Aviation Unit. He was survived by his wife, Loretta, and two children.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 232

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 21, 2017

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