Officer Kenneth L. Archer

Officer Kenneth L. Archer

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Wednesday, February 24, 1982

Kenneth L. Archer

Officer Archer and Pilot Officer George Carey were killed when their helicopter crashed. The officers were conducting a search mission in a remote desert area of San Bernardino County. The pilot, Officer Carey, became spatially disoriented due to a combination of factors and the aircraft impacted the ground at high speed, instantly killing both officers.

Officer Archer had served with the agency for 13 years.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 7255

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 24, 2018

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