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- Sep. 17, 1997 -
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Tarrant County Sheriff's Department Agency Patch
Resided: TX, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Sep. 17, 1997
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 45 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Tarrant County Sheriff's Dept.
TX   USA
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Investigator
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Accident - Police
On The Job: 12 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: TX   USA   Wed. Sep. 17, 1997
Summary: Investigator Thomas Smith and Lieutenant George Hendrix were killed when their helicopter crashed.

Lieutenant Hendrix was piloting the aircraft, one of two donated to the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office by the United States military. Witnesses stated that the helicopter had just taken off when it plummeted straight down. Bystanders pulled both deputies from the wreckage and administered CPR but were unable to save them due to intensive spinal, head, and internal injuries.

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