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Dispatcher Douglas Lee Dodson | Harlingen Police Department, Texas Harlingen Police Department, Texas

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Douglas Lee Dodson

Harlingen Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 2, 1974

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Age: Not available

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Cause: Aircraft accident

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Dispatcher Douglas Dodson was killed in a helicopter accident shortly after takeoff. He was acting as observer for Patrolman Humberto Avila of the Mission Police Department. Patrolman Avila was also killed in the accident.

It was later determined that the cause of the accident was due to the use of the wrong type of bolts.

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Patrolman Humberto Javier Avila
Mission Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Wednesday, October 2, 1974
Cause: Aircraft accident

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Douglas, I think of you as often as I think of my dad. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Hernan Jaime Avila
Survivor (Humberto Javier Avila)
May 12, 2014

 

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