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Major George Alan May | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

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George Alan May

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, September 17, 1971

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Age: 36

Tour: 2 years, 3 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

Location: Colorado

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Major George A. May was the pilot, and Major Robert A. Arrington was the co-pilot, flew a Texas Department of Corrections airplane to Oregon to pick up W.A. Johnson who had escaped from a Texas prison on March 31, 1970 and was captured in Oregon. The officers stopped in Pueblo, Colorado en route back to Huntsville, Texas. On the morning of September 17, 1971, the TDC plane left the airport and crashed around 9:04 a.m. 15-25 miles southwest of Fowler in Pueblo County, Colorado. All three men were killed. The airplane flew into a late summer storm that dropped the earliest snowfall in the Pueblo area since record keeping in 1888. Search planes were delayed because of low visibility.

May's body was shipped to Huntsville, Walker County, Texas for burial. He was survived by his wife, Jacqueline Gayle May.

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Major Robert Alexander Arrington
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas
End of Watch: Friday, September 17, 1971
Cause: Aircraft accident

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
September 17, 2012

 

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