Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Charles Champe

  • Rank: Police Officer
  • Serial Number: 20393
  • Division: Air Support Division
  • Location: Vernon Ave and Raymond Ave.
  • Date Killed: Thursday, June 13, 1991
  • Cause of Death: Helicopter Crash


Officer Champe and Officer Gary Howe were killed when their police helicopter crashed into a parking lot and burst into flames. The helicopter’s engine failed while the officers were on routine patrol.

Officer Champe had been with the Department for 17 years and was survived by his wife.