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Police Officer Chance Frederick Whiteman, III | Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

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Chance Frederick Whiteman, III

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Friday, March 26, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

Incident Date: 3/23/1982

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Police Officer Clarence Whiteman and Police Officer Kelley Smythe were killed in a helicopter crash while assisting patrol officers during a car chase.

Dispatchers lost contact with the helicopter during the chase. It was later discovered to have struck a tree and crashed near 66th Street and Lakewood Avenue.

The helicopter program was only ten days old at the time of the accident.

Officer Whiteman had served with the Tulsa Police Department for three years.

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Police Officer Kelley L. Smythe
Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma
End of Watch: Friday, March 26, 1982
Cause: Aircraft accident

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