Deputy Gary E. McCullah

Deputy Gary E. McCullah

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Monday, September 30, 1968

Gary E. McCullah

Deputy McCullah and Deputy Robert Schnur were killed in a helicopter accident. The Deputies were flying low in a helicopter in the Whittier Hills when they struck abandoned telephone wires in a canyon. The helicopter and its crew were not reported missing until the next morning when Deputy Schnur’s wife called. A search was started and the helicopter’s crash site was located at 7:30 AM. Autopsies determined both Deputies were killed on impact.

Deputy McCullah had been with the agency for six years and was survived by his fiancée.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 3020

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Rest In Peace Brother. You are honored today on your 49th anniversary of your EOW. You are not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 30, 2017

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