“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Rancho Cordova in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Heroes in the Sky

Sacramento County Sheriff's Helicopter Crash Memorial

Heroes in the Sky Marker image. Click for full size.
By S B, circa 2015
1. Heroes in the Sky Marker
On July 13, 2005
Sheriff's Helicopter Star VI
was patrolling the skies,
when a catastrophic engine failure
brought the ship to its final resting place
on the north shore of Lake Natoma.

This monument serves as
a memorial to deputies
Joseph Kievernagel
Kevin Blount
who tragically lost their lives
in the crash,
as well as to the suffering of
Eric Henrikson
who was critically injured.
Their dedication to service and extreme sacrifice
will never be forgotten.
They truly are our "Heroes in the Sky".

Erected 2006.
Location. 38° 38.165′ N, 121° 12.973′ W. Marker is near Rancho Cordova, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Hazel Avenue north of U.S. 50. Touch for map. The marker is located on the trail at Nimbus Flat State Park just east of the parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Rancho Cordova CA 95670, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Coloma Road (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Treasured American River
Heroes in the Sky Memorial image. Click for full size.
By S B, circa January 2015
2. Heroes in the Sky Memorial
(approx. 0.6 miles away); We Will Not Forget... (approx. one mile away); In Memory of All American Veterans (approx. one mile away); Path of Honor (approx. one mile away); Natomas Consolidated of California (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rancho Rio de los Americanos (approx. 3 miles away); Jim’s Bridge (approx. 3 miles away).
More about this marker. esigned by Bob Bennet of Bennet Sculptures
Regarding Heroes in the Sky. 2 officers died, I was seriously injured in the crash that took place nearby in 2005.
Also see . . .
1. Sacramento Sheriff's End Of Watch Memorial- Kevin Blount. (Submitted on March 6, 2015.)
2. Sacramento Sheriff's End Of Watch Memorial - Joseph M. Kievernagel. (Submitted on March 6, 2015.)
3. The STAR6 Memorial. Information on the accident and the making of the memorial monument. (Submitted on March 6, 2015.) 
Categories. Air & Space
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2015, by S B of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on March 11, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 4, 2015, by S B of Sacramento, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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