Police Officer Desmond J. Casey

Police Officer Desmond J. Casey

San Jose Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, October 25, 1999

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Desmond J. Casey

Officer Desmond Casey was killed when the helicopter he was piloting crashed. Officer Casey and a mechanic were flying the helicopter after it had been worked on. During the flight, the rear of the helicopter experienced mechanical failure, causing it to spin out of control. Officer Casey was able to crash-land the helicopter in an empty spot on a congested roadway, avoiding a worse disaster. Both he and the mechanic were killed in the crash. Officer Casey had been with the agency for ten years.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 2705

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Rest in peace Officer Carey.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 16, 2020

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