Trooper Ryan Albin was killed in a vehicle crash on near milepost in the area of Farmer City at approximately pm.
Today, we remember the anniversary of a fallen officer, Constable John Robert Maki (August 22, 1935 – April 4, 1966). On April 4, 1966, Cst. Maki was responding to a complaint of a man walking on a road discarding his clothing. A struggle ensued when the man tried to flee. He was able to remove Cst. Maki’s revolver from his holster and fire five shots, killing him. The man was later found not guilty of the murder by reason of insanity. Cst. Maki was survived by his wife Marilyn.
Trooper Pilot Berke Bates and Lieutenant Pilot 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, at approximately pm.
First Sergeant Joseph Portaro suffered a medical emergency while participating in a physical fitness routine near the West Virginia State Police Academy, where he served as the Deputy Director of Training.