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Ariz. DPS officer from Tucson killed in Neb. plane crash
Arizona Daily Star ^ | Alexis Huicochea

Posted on 06/12/2009 6:50:34 PM PDT by SandRat

An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer and Tucson resident was killed in a plane crash in Nebraska Thursday.

Officer Allen Peterson, 51, was piloting the aircraft when it crashed in Arthur County. The cause is under investigation.

The crash was reported at 4 p.m. after a property owner discovered the wreckage and called the Arthur County Sheriff’s Office.

Peterson was the sole occupant of the plane, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. He was visiting family in Minnesota and was returning to Arizona at the time. “Officer Allen Peterson served the department and the citizen’s of Arizona with dignity and honor,” said Lt. Daniel Lugo, commander of the DPS Highway Patrol Bureau District Eight. “Allen will be remembered by all of his peers as a selfless hero with a passion for flying and helping others. He will be missed but not forgotten.” Peterson was a 24-year veteran of DPS.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration will conduct the crash investigation.


TOPICS: Government; US: Arizona; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: dps; killed; officer; planecrash

1 posted on 06/12/2009 6:50:35 PM PDT by SandRat
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To: SandRat

May God bless his family.


2 posted on 06/12/2009 6:51:54 PM PDT by AliVeritas ( Pray, Pray, Pray)
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To: SandRat

Prayers


3 posted on 06/12/2009 7:00:34 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: AZamericonnie; LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx

Thought would like to know.


4 posted on 06/12/2009 7:09:14 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat
http://www.faa.gov/data_research/accident_incident/preliminary_data/media/B_0612_N.txt

Second entry on that page.

5 posted on 06/12/2009 7:12:29 PM PDT by Textide
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To: SandRat

Of course we would. God rest his soul and God give his family
the strength and comfort they will need to get through the
rest of life without this wonderful man in it.


6 posted on 06/12/2009 7:20:30 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: SandRat

RIP Officer Peterson, Thank you for your service.


7 posted on 06/12/2009 7:22:58 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Textide

So he was flying the Dragon Fly, small jet trainer or the R22 Helicopter?


8 posted on 06/12/2009 7:23:34 PM PDT by mojo114
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To: mojo114
The Dragonfly went down in Arthur, Nebraska according to that page. It was one of two fatal crash entries for the day from here (http://www.faa.gov/data_research/accident_incident/preliminary_data/) and the only one that fit the story that was posted.
9 posted on 06/12/2009 7:26:31 PM PDT by Textide
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To: SandRat

Sad news Sandy.

RIP Officer Allen Peterson & prayers to his family as well as all who knew & loved him.


10 posted on 06/12/2009 7:35:28 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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