Deputy Sheriff Gary E. McCullah

Deputy Sheriff Gary E. McCullah

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Monday, September 30, 1968

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Gary E. McCullah

Deputy Sheriff Gary McCullah and Deputy Sheriff Robert Schnur were killed in a helicopter accident in Dark Canyon.

The helicopter struck abandoned telephone wires in a canyon and crashed on land owned by Rose Hills Memorial Park. 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 Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for six years. He was survived by his fiancée.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 3020

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff McCullah.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 19, 2021

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