Police Officer Gary Alan Howe

Police Officer Gary Alan Howe

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, June 13, 1991

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Gary Alan Howe

Police Officer Gary Howe and Police Officer Charles Champe were killed when their police helicopter crashed into a parking lot and burst into flames.

The helicopter's engine failed while the officers were on routine patrol.

Officer Howe was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, parents, two sisters, and three brothers.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 16805
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 13, 2018

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