Police Officer Kelley L. Smythe

Police Officer Kelley L. Smythe

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Friday, March 26, 1982

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Kelley L. Smythe

Police Officer Kelley Smythe and Police Officer Chance Whiteman were killed in a helicopter accident while assisting patrol officers during a car chase.

Dispatchers lost contact with the helicopter during the chase. It was later discovered to have struck a tree and crashed near 66th Street and Lakewood Avenue.

The helicopter program was only ten days old at the time of the accident.

Officer Smythe had served with the Tulsa Police Department for four years.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident


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