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Chief of Police Riley Scott Sumner | Chelsea Police Department, Michigan Chelsea Police Department, Michigan

Chief of Police

Riley Scott Sumner

Chelsea Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Thursday, April 13, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 19 years

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Cause: Aircraft accident

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Chief Riley Scott Sumner and Reserve Officer Matthew Tuttle were killed in a helicopter accident in Scio Township while providing aerial support for officers who were involved in a foot pursuit.

The foot pursuit started during a traffic stop on I-94. Chief Sumner and Reserve Officer Matt Tuttle responded to the location in Reserve Officer Tuttle's personal helicopter to help track the suspect.

The helicopter crashed near the intersection of Staebler and Jackson Roads, killing the officers.

Chief Sumner had served as a sworn officer with the Chelsea Police Department for 19 years, and had served an additional 4 years as a dispatcher. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

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Reserve Officer Matthew Jay Tuttle
Chelsea Police Department, Michigan
End of Watch: Thursday, April 13, 2006
Cause: Aircraft accident

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Jocko, 10 years has passed since you left us. It's hard to believe it's been that long, And I still think about you all the time. Just the other day you were the topic of conversation, and everyone involved had some kind of story, or road trip memory. Keep watching out for us, and know that we all think of you every day.

Cpl. R. Boham (retired)
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