Inspector James Olen Randolph, Jr.

Inspector James Olen Randolph, Jr.

Inyo County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, August 15, 1979

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James Olen Randolph, Jr.

Inspector Randolph was killed when the plane he was piloting on a search and rescue mission crashed into a ridge near Mildred Lake. A civilian rescue team member riding in the plane was also killed.

Inspector Randolph had served with the agency for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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We have a streamer for you, brother James, on the Mountain Rescue Association Flag next to your observer that day, Rick Mosher of Mono County SO SAR. It goes throughout the US and Canada wherever we go, and your photo is on our slide show every year.

Fmr Deputy,Air/Mtn Rescue Ops Chief
Mountain Rescue Association, et al

December 15, 2019

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