Policeman Alex N. Ilnicki

Policeman Alex N. Ilnicki

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, August 30, 1966

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Alex N. Ilnicki

Policeman Alex Ilnicki and Policeman Lawrence Amberg were killed when their police helicopter crashed.

On August 30, 1966, Policeman Lawrence Amberg, Observer, was working Air 1 with his partner, Policeman Alex Ilnicki, Pilot. Air 1 had departed the Department's heliport located in Glendale for a regularly scheduled patrol for the purpose of observing traffic conditions on freeways.

While Air 1 was flying in the vicinity of Dodger Stadium, a media helicopter was also in the area reporting on freeway traffic conditions. Air 1 and the media helicopter collided, resulting in the deaths of both officers and the occupants of the media helicopter.

Policeman Ilnicki had served with the agency for 20 years.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 3490

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 30, 2018

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