Officer Adolfo M. Hernandez

Officer Adolfo M. Hernandez

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, June 27, 1975

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Adolfo M. Hernandez

Officer Adolfo Hernandez and Officer Frederick Enright were killed in a helicopter crash near Highway 17 in Fremont.

The two were on patrol when a mechanical failure caused the loss of horizontal control. They crashed near the General Motors plant, in between two railroad tracks. Both officers were killed instantly.

Officer Hernandez had served with the California Highway Patrol for five years.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 4876

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

helicopter crash, mechanical failure

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Adolfo was my next door neighbor. I was 12 years old at the time of his death. He was a kind man, and my father was his same age and liked him very much.

Heard the news on my Mom's car radio when on the way to our Little League game that afternoon. Very sad, as he had two small children, and had not lived in the home for very long.

I was visiting from Arizona today and noticed the memorial with his name and that of the other fallen CHP officer on Highway 680. Though it was nearly 50 years ago, I still remember him, and am glad he is not forgotten.

James R. Santa, Jr.
Mesa, Arizona

February 21, 2024

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