Policeman Lawrence D. Amberg

Policeman Lawrence D. Amberg

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, August 30, 1966

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Lawrence D. Amberg

Policeman Lawrence Amberg and Policeman Alex Ilnicki were killed when their police helicopter crashed.

On August 30, 1966, Policeman Lawrence Amberg, Observer, was working Air 1 with his partner, Policeman Alex Ilnicki, Pilot. Air 1 had departed the Department's heliport located in Glendale for a regularly scheduled patrol for the purpose of observing traffic conditions on freeways.

While Air 1 was flying in the vicinity of Dodger Stadium, a media helicopter was also in the area reporting on freeway traffic conditions. Air 1 and the media helicopter collided, resulting in the deaths of both officers and the occupants of the media helicopter.

Policeman Amberg had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for five years.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 10668

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident


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