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- May. 09, 1985 -
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Lansing Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: MI, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: May. 09, 1985
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 30 yrs. of age
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Dept: Lansing Police Dept.
MI   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Accident - Police
On The Job: 9 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: MI   USA   Thu. May. 09, 1985
Summary: Officer Whitehead was killed when he was struck by the main rotor blades of a helicopter after a crash landing. He and his partner were on air patrol when they spotted a burning motor-home on I-96.

After fire units arrived on the scene they began to ascend, but the helicopter struck electrical lines which crossed over the median. The helicopter descended rapidly and struck the ground. As both officers fled the aircraft Officer Whitehead was struck by the rotor blades, killing him instantly.

Officer Whitehead had served with the agency for 7 years and had served in law enforcement for a total of 9 years. He was survived by his wife, parents, and three brothers.

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