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 agency for 5 years.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 10668

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Rest in peace Policeman Amberg.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 13, 2019

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