Our hearts are broken for the family of @houstonpolice Tactical Flight Officer Jason Knox. Officer Knox is survived by his wife, @cyfairfd Dispatcher, and their two beautiful children.— Cy-Fair Fire Department (@cyfairfd) May 2, 2020
We ask for your thoughts & prayers for this first responder family during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/madq7EYtMk
The sound of FOX arriving on a scene is one of the most calming sounds an officer can hear. They are the eyes in the sky & do amazing work. Today our hearts are heavy. Prayers to these officers & their families. 🙏🏼😔 pic.twitter.com/5JPdO0RKU4— BA Lummus (@BALUMMI4) May 2, 2020
Early this morning, two @houstonpolice officers were involved in a helicopter crash.— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) May 2, 2020
Unfortunately, one officer has passed.
I ask our city to pray for both families. May God bring healing to both families while bringing comfort to our Houston Police Department family.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the @houstonpolice department and the family of the officer who passed in this morning's helicopter accident," the Houston Office of Emergency Management tweeted.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the @houstonpolice department and the family of the officer who passed in this morning’s helicopter accident. We also extend our full support to the other injured officer and their family at this time.— Houston OEM (@HoustonOEM) May 2, 2020
"Beyond heartbroken to share that 1 officer has passed," Houston Police union president Joe Gamaldi tweeted.
I wanted to provide everyone an update on our 2 officers who were involved in helicopter crash.— Joe Gamaldi (@JoeGamaldi) May 2, 2020
Beyond heartbroken to share that 1 officer has passed. Other Officer is in critical condition and currently in surgery. Please continue to pray for them, please pray for these families
From every level of law enforcement and government, to citizens around Houston, countless people said they were praying for Houston.
On behalf of @HCSOTexas we extend our deepest condolences to @houstonpolice as one officer has passed away and another is in critical condition after a HPD helicopter crash. Please keep the officers and their families in your prayers during this difficult time. 🙏 💙 pic.twitter.com/BPDThZQXpR— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) May 2, 2020
DPS extends our prayers to the @houstonpolice on the loss of their officer and continues praying for a full recovery of the other helicopter officer.— TxDPS - Southeast Texas Region (@TxDPSSoutheast) May 2, 2020
Our Aircraft Operations Division is immediately ready to assist our Houston Police Department partners with air operations. https://t.co/6OZ8b85E6Y
We're heartbroken for our brothers and sisters @houstonpolice at the loss of one of their officers in this morning's helicopter crash. We offer prayers for him, his family, for the pilot who was injured, and for all of our friends and colleagues at HPD. We're so sorry.— FBI Houston (@FBIHouston) May 2, 2020
Officers Down— Rosenberg Police (@RosenbergPolice) May 2, 2020
Waking up to tragic news out of Houston. One Houston Police Officer has passed away and another is in critical condition after an HPD helicopter responding to a scene was forced to crash land. Prayers to both Officers, their families and Houston PD. pic.twitter.com/Rov4MrK1Kz
Our prayers are with @houstonpolice and their families during this difficult time. This morning two police officers were involved in a helicopter crash resulting in the death of one officer. @FireChiefofHFD— Houston Fire Dept (@HoustonFire) May 2, 2020
Heartbroken for our brothers & sisters at HPD "So sad to learn that one of the officers involved in the helicopter crash has passed. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family & our brothers & sisters with HPD. May his memory be a blessing to all that knew him." - @ConstableRosen pic.twitter.com/doGSPeiFSL— Constable Alan Rosen Harris County Pct. 1 (@Pct1Constable) May 2, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with @houstonpolice following the loss of an officer in a helicopter crash overnight and the pilot who remains in surgery.— Cy-Fair Fire Department (@cyfairfd) May 2, 2020
We offer a heartfelt thank you to @HoustonFire, @memorialhermann Life Flight, and medical staff for their heroic efforts. pic.twitter.com/qqSoBaOQlI
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Two police officers were on board the chopper. At the time of the crash, they were conducting a search for a reported body in a bayou. “Despite the valiant efforts of (rescuers and medical doctors), one Houston police officer succumbed to his injuries,” said @ArtAcevedo . pic.twitter.com/ZPKOfBRfd2— City of Houston (@HoustonTX) May 2, 2020
Saturday's death was the first for the department since Sergeant Christopher Brewster was shot and killed in December 2019.
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