Criminal Investigator Kevin Laine Brosch

Criminal Investigator Kevin Laine Brosch

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Thursday, July 24, 1986

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Kevin Laine Brosch

Criminal Investigator Kevin Brosch, Trooper Charles Bassing of the Arkansas State Police, and Detective James Avant of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department were killed in a helicopter crash at 1 pm.

The three officers were being trained by DEA agents as spotters for a marijuana eradication program. The aircraft was taking off from the Mt Ida Municipal Airport when it experienced a mechanical failure and crashed into the ground. The helicopter, which had just been refueled, burst into flames. All three officers were burned to death as a result.

Investigator Brosch had served with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office for three years. He is survived by his wife, two young children, and parents.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

training, mechanical failure, aircraft accident

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Honoring my brother-in-law on the 37th anniversary of his death. He was a dedicated officer and a wonderful husband and father who is missed forever by his family and friends. Rest in peace, Kevin. We love you.

Denise Brosch

July 24, 2023

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