Two troopers killed in helo crash monitoring Charlottesville protests

Two troopers killed in helo crash monitoring Charlottesville protests


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Two troopers killed in helo crash monitoring Charlottesville protests
Offier Down Memorial Page ^ | 12 August A.D. 2017 | Staff

Posted on 08/12/2017 9:00:27 PM PDT by lightman

Trooper Pilot Berke Bates and Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen were killed when their Bell 407 helicopter crashed into a wooded area in a residential neighborhood on Old Farm Road in Albemarle County, Virginia.

They were in the area to monitor civil unrest that was occurring in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a large protest. The helicopter had just taken off to monitor the Virginia governor’s motorcade after he arrived in the area to monitor the situation. The helicopter experienced some sort of issue before crashing into the trees and becoming engulfed in flames.

Trooper Bates and Lieutenant Cullen were killed in the crash.

Trooper Bates had served with the Virginia State Police for 13 years and was assigned to the Aviation Unit.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Colonel W. Steven Flaherty Virginia State Police 7700 Midlothian Turnpike North Chesterfield, VA 23235


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: antifa; charlotesville; mcauliffe; virginia; vsp

Trooper Blake M.M. Bates

Trooper H. Jay Cullen

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1 posted on 08/12/2017 9:00:27 PM PDT by lightman

To: Larry Lucido; Celtic Conservative

Fallen LEO ping.

2 posted on 08/12/2017 9:01:45 PM PDT by lightman (Trump = A glorious amalgamation of Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan!)

To: lightman

it’s really weird. If you look at the video of the guy who rammed the people, he puts his damaged car into reverse and drives at a high rate of speed backwards for quite a while on a narrow street and it reminded me of a professional stunt driver. I couldn’t drive that straight that fast backwards. Weird. Then the helicopter crashing. Seems staged.


To: brucedickinson

Not enough of a body count to stop the Deep State/Uniparty, IMHO.

4 posted on 08/12/2017 9:06:19 PM PDT by lightman (Trump = A glorious amalgamation of Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan!)

To: lightman

Bell 407


To: brucedickinson

Can you provide the link to the video you are discussing? Thank you.

6 posted on 08/12/2017 9:07:05 PM PDT by Chgogal (Sessions recused himself for shaking an Ambassador’s hand. Shameful!)

To: brucedickinson

What the heck was the governor doing there on a Saturday?

7 posted on 08/12/2017 9:08:16 PM PDT by piasa

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