Reserve Officer Douglas Orville Krenz

Reserve Officer Douglas Orville Krenz

Blaine Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Monday, September 4, 1978

Douglas Orville Krenz

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.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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