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Lieutenant George Maurice Hendrix, Jr. | Tarrant County Sheriff's Department, Texas Tarrant County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Lieutenant

George Maurice Hendrix, Jr.

Tarrant County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 17, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Lieutenant George Hendrix and Investigator Thomas Smith were killed when their Bell OH-58A helicopter crashed at Kenneth Copeland Airport.

Lieutenant Hendrix was piloting the aircraft, one of two donated to the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office by the United States military.

Witnesses stated that the helicopter had just taken off when it plummeted straight down. Bystanders pulled both deputies from the wreckage and administered CPR but were unable to save them due to intensive spinal, head, and internal injuries.

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Investigator Thomas Jay Smith
Tarrant County Sheriff's Department, Texas
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 17, 1997
Cause: Aircraft accident

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I was a 20 year old student pilot when the accident happened. Our flight school shared hangars with the helicopter involved in the crash. I hope these two public servants are remembers with love and pride for their contribution to the nation. May God Bless their families.
Ignacio.

Capt Ignacio Manjon
June 12, 2016

 

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