Sergeant Anthony Scott Futrell

Sergeant Anthony Scott Futrell

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, July 17, 2002

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Anthony Scott Futrell

Sergeant Anthony Futrell, Major Robert Kennedy of the Boone Police Department, and Deputy Richard Ashley of the Chowan County Sheriff's Department, were killed in an airplane accident while searching for marijuana crops in Chowan County at 3:30 pm.

Approximately 90 minutes into the second flight of the day, the Cessna 172-S experienced problems and crashed. Witnesses on the ground heard the engine sputter and saw the plane nose dive into the ground. There were no radio messages from the pilots indicating any problems.

Sergeant Futrell and Major Kennedy, both members of the Civil Air Patrol, were piloting the aircraft and acting as spotters. Deputy Ashley was directing ground units to locations spotted during the flight for further investigation.

Sergeant Futrell had been employed with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for 15 years, and is survived by his wife and two teenage children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Sgt. Futrell,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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July 17, 2022

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