Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Patrolman Plato B. Arvanitis | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Plato B. Arvanitis

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, December 21, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 232

Cause: Aircraft accident

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

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.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

Related Line of Duty Deaths

Patrolman George H. Bishop
New York City Police Department, New York
End of Watch: Thursday, December 21, 1967
Cause: Aircraft accident

View all 4 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Arvanitis and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
December 14, 2015

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2016 Deaths