Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 8 years
Badge # 262
Cause: Aircraft accident
Officer Howey and Officer Joseph Bohlender were killed at 0200 hours when their helicopter crashed while they were assisting ground officers during a burglary alarm at a home improvement store.
As the ground officers were inside searching the building, Officer Howey, the pilot, and Officer Bohlender were circling overhead when the helicopter suddenly went into a spiral and crashed into an adjacent field, bursting into flames. The helicopter, a 1994 Schweizer 300 C, had approximately 5,600 hours of flying time.
Officer Howey had served with the Topeka Police Department for 8 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Police Officer Charles Joseph Bohlender, Jr.