Matron Lucille Helm

Matron Lucille Helm

Madera County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Monday, July 13, 1959

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Lucille Helm

Matron Lucille Helm and Sergeant George Terry were killed when their vehicle was struck head-on by another vehicle as they were returning from transporting a female mental patient.

Matron Helm was sworn in as a deputy sheriff whenever she assisted with transporting prisoners. She had been with the agency for 15 years.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Ms. Helm,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Madera County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 13, 2019

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