Deputy Sheriff Robert K. Schnur

Deputy Sheriff Robert K. Schnur

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Monday, September 30, 1968

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Robert K. Schnur

Deputy Sheriff Robert Schnur and Deputy Sheriff Gary McCullah were killed in a helicopter accident in Dark Canyon.

The helicopter struck abandoned telephone wires in a canyon and crashed on land owned by Rose Hills Memorial Park. The helicopter and its crew were not reported missing until the next morning when Deputy Schnur’s wife called. A search was started and the helicopter's crash site was located at 7:30 am. Autopsies determined both deputies were killed on impact.

Deputy Schnur had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 1466

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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