Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Deputy Commissioner Claude Everett Swackhammer | Alaska Department of Public Safety, Alaska Alaska Department of Public Safety, Alaska

Deputy Commissioner

Claude Everett Swackhammer

Alaska Department of Public Safety, Alaska

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 11, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 27 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

Location: Overseas

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Deputy Commissioner Claude Swackhammer and Sergeant Robert Lee Bittick, of the Alaska State Troopers, were killed in an airplane accident in British Columbia, Canada, just north of Haines, Alaska.

Sergeant Bittick was piloting the department's Grumman Goose seaplane from Anchorage to Juneau when it crashed during into a mountainside during a snowstorm.

Deputy Commissioner Swackhammer had served with the Alaska State Troopers for 25 years and had been appointed by the governor to the Alaska Department of Public Safety. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and daughter.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

Related Line of Duty Deaths

Sergeant Robert Lee Bittick
Alaska State Troopers, Alaska
End of Watch: Tuesday, October 11, 1994
Cause: Aircraft accident

View all 38 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

I only had the privilege of meeting and getting to know you but you made an impression on me. I was very impressed with you and your family. It is so unfortunate to lose you in this way. I am impressed with how you carried yourself and how kind you were.

David Winona
August 1, 2016

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2016 Deaths