Police Officer James Melvin Forbes

Police Officer James Melvin Forbes

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Friday, June 21, 1974

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James Melvin Forbes

Officer Forbes and Officer James St. DeLore were killed when their police helicopter collided in mid-air with a Cessna 150. The officers were responding to a shooting in the south end of the city, when their helicopter collided with the Cessna that was landing at Boeing Field.

Officer Forbes had been a member of the Seattle Police Department for 15 years and is survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Rest in peace Officer Forbes.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 15, 2019

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