Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 20 years
Badge # 16805
Cause: Aircraft accident
Police Officer Gary Howe and Police Officer Charles Champe 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 Howe was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, parents, two sisters, and three brothers.
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Police Officer Charles Randall Champe