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Reserve Officer Douglas Orville Krenz | Blaine Police Department, Washington Blaine Police Department, Washington

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Douglas Orville Krenz

Blaine Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Monday, September 4, 1978

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Age: 26

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Cause: Aircraft accident

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Reserve Officer Douglas Krenz and Assistant Chief Larry Duronso were killed in an aircraft accident while searching for the body of a murder victim in Whatcom County.

Officer Krenz, a licensed pilot, was piloting the single engine plane when it experienced engine trouble and lost altitude several minutes after taking off from a field four miles west of Lynden. The plane crashed as Officer Krenz attempted an emergency landing.

Officer Krenz was a U.S. Army veteran.

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