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Police Officer James Melvin Forbes | Seattle Police Department, Washington Seattle Police Department, Washington

Police Officer

James Melvin Forbes

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Friday, June 21, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 15 years

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Cause: Aircraft accident

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Officer Forbes and Officer James St. DeLore were killed when their police helicopter collided in mid-air with a Cessna 150. The officers were responding to a shooting in the south end of the city, when their helicopter collided with the Cessna that was landing at Boeing Field.

Officer Forbes had been a member of the Seattle Police Department for 15 years and is survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.

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Police Officer James Howard St. DeLore
Seattle Police Department, Washington
End of Watch: Friday, June 21, 1974
Cause: Aircraft accident

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Officer Forbes,
On today, the 43rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Seattle. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
June 21, 2017

 

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