Officer Alfred V. Jackson

Officer Alfred V. Jackson

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Wednesday, June 6, 1979

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Alfred V. Jackson

Officer Alfred Jackson and Officer Richard Giguere were killed when the Bell 47 police helicopter they were in crashed shortly after 2 p.m. in the 700 block of Yuma Street, SE.

They were just clearing from a false burglary in progress call when the helicopter lost power and hit electrical lines. Officer Jackson was piloting the helicopter.

Officer Jackson was a Vietnam War Army veteran and had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and two children. His wife also served with the department.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 3394
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

burglary, helicopter crash

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Officer Jackson,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 6, 2019

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