Sergeant George H. Rupp

Sergeant George H. Rupp

Ferry County Sheriff's Department, Washington

End of Watch Friday, September 11, 1981

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George H. Rupp

Sergeant George Rupp was killed in an aircraft accident while searching for marijuana crops in Ferry County.

The plane that he was in began experiencing problems and clipped several trees during an emergency landing after taking off in Republic, Washington. Sergeant Rupp and the three civilian pilots in the plane were all killed.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident


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George Rupp and I attend Republic High School at the same time. HIs younger brother, Jim, was in my class. Mike Main was a long time family friend. The pilot Hal Banks was a relative. Looking back at the date of the crash, September 11, 1981, the irony of it all is not lost. On this day, May 16, 2022, I am proud to be taking part in the third annual ROTARY CLUB / FONTANA POA THANK YOU LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT LUNCH.

David Dragnich
Incoming Fontana California Rotary Club President for 2022-2023

May 16, 2022

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