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Officer Richard F. Giguere | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

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Richard F. Giguere

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 6, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Officer Richard Giguere and Officer Alfred Jackson were killed when the police helicopter they were in crashed in the 700 block of Yuma Street, SE.

They were just clearing from false burglary in progress call when the helicopter lost power and hit electrical lines. Officer Giguere was acting as the observer in the helicopter.

Officer Giguere had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Officer Alfred V. Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia
End of Watch: Wednesday, June 6, 1979
Cause: Aircraft accident

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Thank you grandpa for giving this sacrifice that can never be forgotten. I never knew you, and i will never quite know or understand how you were able to wake up every morning and go to work with the thought in your head that you might not be coming back. I love you so much. Today is the 37th anniversary of your death, and I didnt forget you today, as well as any other day. There is never a day that I dont think about you. I also wear the wrist band that was given out at one of the fallen officers bike rides down in dc with all of your information on it. I am hoping to go this weekend to the cemetary and find your grave as it has been overgrown. Rest in piece grandpa. You will always be with me and your son, my father, forever.

Ryan Giguere
Grandson of Fallen officer
June 7, 2016

 

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