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Lieutenant Pilot H. Jay Cullen | Virginia State Police, Virginia Virginia State Police, Virginia

Lieutenant Pilot

H. Jay Cullen

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 23 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Lieutenant Pilot Jay Cullen and Trooper Pilot Berke Bates were killed when their Bell 407 helicopter crashed into a wooded area in a residential neighborhood on Old Farm Road in Albemarle County, Virginia.

They were in the area to monitor civil unrest that was occurring in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a large protest. The helicopter had just taken off to monitor the Virginia governor's motorcade after he arrived in the area to assess the situation. The helicopter experienced some sort of issue before crashing into the trees and becoming engulfed in flames.

Trooper Bates and Lieutenant Cullen were killed in the crash.

Lieutenant Cullen had served with the Virginia State Police for 23 years and was assigned as the commander of the Aviation Unit. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Colonel W. Steven Flaherty
Virginia State Police
7700 Midlothian Turnpike
North Chesterfield, VA 23235

Phone: (804) 674-2843

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Trooper Pilot Berke M. M. Bates
Virginia State Police, Virginia
End of Watch: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Cause: Aircraft accident

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My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Lieutenant Pilot Jay Cullen during this very difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May their times spent together bring forth happy memories to last a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and dedication to your community. Rest in peace Lieutenant Cullen.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004
August 19, 2017

 

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