Lieutenant John C. Helmick

Lieutenant John C. Helmick

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Monday, February 27, 1989

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John C. Helmick

Lieutenant John Helmick was killed in an automobile accident when his department vehicle collided with the state Department of Transportation vehicle. He was en route to speak at a luncheon for an area civic organization.

Lieutenant Helmick had been with the California Highway Patrol for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 6960

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

automobile accident, vehicle crash

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You were my Sgt. Supervisor at the Indio office, and a good one. I'll never forget our long pursuit. You were in the lead when your unit gave out. I picked you, and your shotgun up. We were run off the road once. We finally disabled the suspects car, and collared the culprits. Cpt. Dan Lyons was our boss, and was on the radio with us too. I think of you often. For those that don't know, your brother Spike, a great guy as well, was at one time the commissioner of our Hwy. Patrol.

T. O. Danny, Desert Dan, Saam, 7277.
Calif. Hwy. Patrol, Retired.

April 24, 2022

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