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Sergeant James Michael Beaumont Police Department, Texas

Sergeant

James Michael "Mike" Lane

Beaumont Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, September 16, 2004

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 32 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Sergeant Lane was killed when the department helicopter he was riding in crashed.

Sergeant Lane and a deputy from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office were investigating reports of a fire. At approximately 2230 hours, the helicopter crashed into Sabine Lake. Sergeant Lane was killed in the crash. The deputy survived the crash and was able to swim to safety.

Sergeant Lane had served with the Beaumont Police Department for 32 years. He is survived by his wife, son, parents, and two sisters.

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Heroes live forever, Sergeant Lane, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Beaumont and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
September 16, 2013

 

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