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Posted: 4/13/2006 4:01:55 PM EST
Stolen from weptek911's GD Thread - I know a lot of us don't go there,, but it needed to be shared.

Chelsea police chief, fire captain killed in helicopter crash
4/13/2006, 6:26 p.m. ET
The Associated Press

SCIO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The city of Chelsea's police chief and a captain of the city's fire department were killed Thursday when their helicopter crashed while they were searching for a man who ran from a traffic stop, authorities said.

Police Chief Riley Scott Sumner and fire Capt. Matt Tuttle were aboard Tuttle's private helicopter when it went down shortly after 3 p.m. about five miles west of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County sheriff's spokesman David Egeler said.

Tuttle had volunteered the use of his helicopter after hearing that police were searching for the man. The motorist, a 33-year-old Macomb County man, had ran after he was pulled over on nearby Interstate 94 and was discovered to have warrants for his arrest, Egeler said.

Washtenaw County Sheriff Dan Minzey said a police officer witnessed the crash and immediately tried to perform CPR on the men, but they were pronounced dead after paramedics arrived.

Tanja Shields, of Ann Arbor, said she noticed the helicopter seemed to be flying slowly as she was standing outside a nearby business.

"It was almost like he knew something was wrong," she said of the pilot. "There was no smoke, no weird noises. All of a sudden it just dropped really, really fast."

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration had arrived at the crash site by early evening, the sheriff said.

Chelsea, a city of about 4,800 people, is located about 15 miles west of Ann Arbor and about 50 miles west of Detroit.
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Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:11:47 PM EST
Sorry, I didn't think to post it here. I'm retired LEO so I don't visit BOTS very often. A friend of mine gave me the link on this , he knew these guys well. Said they were very well loved in the village of Chelsea.

He said it was impossible to walk across town with either one of these two. Everyone wanted to stop and talk for 10-15 minutes every where they went.

This will hit the town very hard I'm sure.
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Link Posted: 4/13/2006 5:51:17 PM EST
Rest in Peace brothers.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 12:27:06 AM EST
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Prayers sent.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 6:08:41 AM EST
horrible, tragic event

prayers sent
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 3:55:47 PM EST
RIP brother
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