Police Officer Charles Randall Champe

Police Officer Charles Randall Champe

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, June 13, 1991

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Charles Randall Champe

Police Officer Charles Champe and Police Officer Gary Howe were killed when their police helicopter crashed into a parking lot and burst into flames. The helicopter's engine failed while the officers were on routine patrol.

Officer Champe was U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and had served Los Angeles Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 20393
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident


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Awarded the Silver Star for Heroism during his tour in Vietnam, 1969. Day is done, God is nigh.

CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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January 21, 2023

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