Trooper Wayne Dennis Bilheimer

Trooper Wayne Dennis Bilheimer

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, April 12, 1989

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Wayne Dennis Bilheimer

Trooper Wayne Bilheimer and Corporal Paul Almer were killed in a helicopter crash at approximately 0730 hours while searching for a body in the Susquehanna River in southern York County, Pennsylvania.

Corporal Almer was piloting the aircraft when it struck high-voltage power lines at an altitude of approximately 90 feet. The helicopter crashed into approximately ten feet of water, with both officers trapped inside. Trooper Bilheimer succumbed to multiple trauma injuries and Corporal Almer drowned. Both officers were found still strapped into their harnesses.

Trooper Bilheimer had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for 21 years. He was survived by his wife of 24 years.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour 21 years, 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Trooper Bilheimer,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Trooper who was also killed in that crash for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Pennsylvania. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

April 12, 2019

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