Pilot Officer Daniel Nava Benavides

Pilot Officer Daniel Nava Benavides

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, May 7, 2010

Daniel Nava Benavides

Officer Daniel Benavides was killed when the department airplane he was piloting crashed.

He was flying a Cessna 206 on observation patrol for a speed detail near Highway 78 when it went down about 9:30 am. The crash occurred in the desert near Highway 78 and Split Mountain Road, in Imperial County.

Officer Benavides had served with the California Highway Patrol for 13 years and was assigned to the Border Division Thermal Air Operations Unit. Officer Benavides is survived by his wife and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 15193

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 29, 2018

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