Lieutenant George Maurice Hendrix, Jr.

Lieutenant George Maurice Hendrix, Jr.

Tarrant County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, September 17, 1997

George Maurice Hendrix, Jr.

Lieutenant George Hendrix and Investigator Thomas Smith were killed when their Bell OH-58A helicopter crashed at Kenneth Copeland Airport.

Lieutenant Hendrix was piloting the aircraft, one of two donated to the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office by the United States military.

Witnesses stated that the helicopter had just taken off when it plummeted straight down. Bystanders pulled both deputies from the wreckage and administered CPR but were unable to save them due to intensive spinal, head, and internal injuries.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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I was a 20 year old student pilot when the accident happened. Our flight school shared hangars with the helicopter involved in the crash. I hope these two public servants are remembers with love and pride for their contribution to the nation. May God Bless their families.

Capt Ignacio Manjon

June 12, 2016

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