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

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James Melvin Forbes

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Friday, June 21, 1974

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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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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
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