Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 15 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Aircraft accident
Sergeant Robert Bittick and Deputy Commissioner Claude Everett Swackhammer, of the Alaska Department of Public Safety, were killed in an airplane accident in British Columbia, Canada, just north of Haines, Alaskaa.
Sergeant Bittick was piloting the plane back to Juneau when it crashed during a period of bad weather.
Sergeant Bittick had served with the Alaska State Troopers for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, four adult children and their spouses, and 7 grandchildren.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Deputy Commissioner Claude Everett Swackhammer