Police Officer Jeff William Howey

Police Officer Jeff William Howey

Topeka Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, June 13, 2000

Jeff William Howey

Officer Howey and Officer Joseph Bohlender were killed at 0200 hours when their helicopter crashed while they were assisting ground officers during a burglary alarm at a home improvement store.

As the ground officers were inside searching the building, Officer Howey, the pilot, and Officer Bohlender were circling overhead when the helicopter suddenly went into a spiral and crashed into an adjacent field, bursting into flames. The helicopter, a 1994 Schweizer 300 C, had approximately 5,600 hours of flying time.

Officer Howey had served with the Topeka Police Department for 8 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 262

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Jeff, buddy we grew up always loving flight, and after riding with me in Meficine Lodge you got the bug. We always joked about it, but you had the best flying and an LEO. You will always be my best friend. Remember "all out and all in, through thick and through thin". You are flying straight and level buddy and I'll always be thinking of you. God Bless ya Bud and some day we will meet again and sing that song. Rest In Peace.

Chief Brian Miller
Medicine lodge Police Dept

March 28, 2017

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