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Deputy Sheriff Joseph Michael Kievernagel | Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff

Joseph Michael Kievernagel

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 17 years

Badge # 546

Cause: Aircraft accident

Incident Date: 7/13/2005

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Deputy Joseph Kievernagel and Deputy Kevin Blount were killed in a helicopter accident while on aerial patrol.

A mayday was broadcast when the aircrapft experienced a mechanical failure and on-board fire.

Deputy Kievernagel made an emergency landing on a hilly area near Lake Natoma. When the Eurocopter-EC120 landed, the tail end broke off, causing the fuselage of the helicopter to roll down a hill. A third deputy, who was first on the list to become a co-pilot, was also in the helicopter and received life-threatening injuries.

Deputy Kievernagel had served with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department for 17 years. He is survived by his wife, parents, and seven siblings.

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Deputy Sheriff Kevin Patrick Blount
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California
End of Watch: Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Cause: Aircraft accident

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Kiev, you are missed every day! So good with kids, it breaks my heart you didn't get to know my daughters!!! So many more things I would have said and done if I had known you weren't going to be around!!!

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June 24, 2013

 

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