Officer Alfred V. Jackson

Officer Alfred V. Jackson

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Wednesday, June 6, 1979

Alfred V. Jackson

Officer Alfred Jackson and Officer Richard Giguere were killed when the Bell 47 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 Jackson was piloting the helicopter.

Officer Jackson was a Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and two children. His wife also served with the department.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

burglary

Most Recent Reflection

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What more can I say than thank you, Mr. Jackson. You have done a great service to the force, and you will never be forgotten. In addition, thank you for your service in Vietnam, Sir. My grandfather, Richard F Giguere, was the co-pilot who flew with you on that day in June, 1979, and I have not forgotten about him, or you. Both of you have a bond together that cannot be broken, you both made the same sacrifice at the same time in the same place. Once again, thank you for your service to the force, and to the United States. If any family members of Mr. Jackson is reading, I send my most sincere condolences, you and Mr. Jackson are never forgotten by me and my family.
This is why I Back the Blue

Ryan Giguere,
Grandson of fallen officer Richard F. Giguere of the Metropolitan Police Department Helicopter Branch

May 30, 2018

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