Assistant Chief of Police Larry Dean Duronso

Assistant Chief of Police Larry Dean Duronso

Blaine Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Monday, September 4, 1978

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Larry Dean Duronso

Assistant Chief of Police Larry Duronso and Reserve Officer Douglas Krenz were killed in an aircraft accident while searching for the body of a murder victim in Whatcom County.

Officer Krenz, a licensed pilot, was piloting the single engine plane when it experienced engine trouble and lost altitude several minutes after taking off from a field four miles west of Lynden. The plane crashed as Officer Krenz attempted an emergency landing.

Assistant Chief Duronso had served with the Blaine Police Department for seven years.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Its very touching reading all of your comments all of you have left behind over the years i was looking for info on larry dean duronso he is my grandfather, he died before i was born which was 1994 and growing up i never heard much about him nobody ever talked about him. Now that im an adult im curious to know everything about my grandpa i never got to meet. what he looks like, his personality, to know what made him such a great man, who was 1/4 of the blood running through my veins comes from him a part of me and who i am comes from him. So thank you eveybody for your kind words for my grandpa, a hero

jordan allen

February 24, 2016

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