Pilot Officer George R. Carey

Pilot Officer George R. Carey

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Wednesday, February 24, 1982

George R. Carey

Pilot Officer Carey and Officer Kenneth Archer were killed when their helicopter crashed. The officers were conducting a search mission in a remote desert area of San Bernardino County. The pilot, Officer Carey, became spatially disoriented due to a combination of factors and the aircraft impacted the ground at high speed, instantly killing both officers.

Officer Carey had served with the agency for 17 years.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 4044

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 24, 2018

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