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Fallen Heroes Details

In Memory Of
Kevin Brosch
Jefferson County Sheriffs Office, AR
End of watch: 1986-07-24
Aircraft: unknown helicopter
Criminal Investigator Kevin L. Brosch, Jefferson County, Arkansas Sheriff's Office, was killed on July 24, 1986, in a helicopter crash in Mt. Ida, Arkansas. He was 34 years of age at the time of his death.

Criminal Investigator Brosch was participating in a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Marijuana Eradication Spotter School, when the helicopter in which he was riding crashed shortly after taking off on a marijuana eradication mission. Officers James A. Avant and Charles M. Bassing also died as a result of the crash. The pilot and a DEA Special Agent were also critically injured in the crash.

Criminal Investigator Brosch had been a member of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, for six years. He was assigned as a drug coordinator in the Criminal Investigation Division. Prior to joining the Sheriff's Office, Brosch was assigned to the Pine Bluff Police Department. He was survived by his wife and two children.

Thoughts and Memories of Kevin Brosch

Kevin and I worked as patrolmen for the Pine Bluff Police Dept in the early 80's. His 2 children were the same age as mine, we were good friends and he always had a story and a smile to share. He was a great policeman and a true friend. Wish I could say hello to his family he left behind.
Mike Holrath
I met Kevin while he was working with the Army's AWOL Apprehension Unit out of Ft. Sill, OklahomaHe would stay in temporary lodging at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas when they were working in the area. He met his wife, Diane, who was a chemical lab specialist working for/with me at PBA. He got out of the Army and travelled with Diane to some of our CONUS TDY stations.Then he started working as a law enforcement officer in the Pine Bluff area. He was a dedicated husband, father, friend, and law enforcement officer.

We were transferred to Hawaii and then to Sacramento California.I didn't find out about Kevin's helicopter accident and death until sometime afterward. I was deeply saddened about Kevin's death and to know that Diane and the children were also missing a husband and their father.

I located Diane several years ago back in Illinois, I believe Melrose Park, but now seem to have lost track of her. Not sure if she's in Illinois, NY, or Colorado, but I will look as time permits. I would like to again know how she and the kids are faring.

We miss you Kevin.
Robert H. Lee


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