Pilot David L. Crater

Pilot David L. Crater

United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, November 15, 1987

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David L. Crater

Pilot Crater and Pilot James Taylor were killed in an aircraft accident near Palm Springs, California, while conducting a night time tactical flight. The aircraft struck a 300-foot ridge during the flight, killing both pilots.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location California

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace


November 17, 2009

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