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Lieutenant Pilot Jay Cullen and Trooper Pilot Berke Bates Fundraiser


In memory of Lieutenant Pilot Jay Cullen and Trooper Pilot Berke Bates, 100% of the profits from this product will be donated to the Virgina State Police Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

Lieutenant Pilot Jay Cullen and Trooper Pilot Berke Bates were killed when their Bell 407 helicopter crashed into a wooded area in a residential neighborhood on Old Farm Road in Albemarle County, Virginia.

They were in the area to monitor civil unrest that was occurring in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a large protest. The helicopter had just taken off to monitor the Virginia governor's motorcade after he arrived in the area to assess the situation. The helicopter experienced some sort of issue before crashing into the trees and becoming engulfed in flames.

Trooper Bates and Lieutenant Cullen were killed in the crash.

Lieutenant Cullen had served with the Virginia State Police for 23 years and was assigned as the commander of the Aviation Unit. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

Trooper Bates had served with the Virginia State Police for 13 years and was assigned to the Aviation Unit. He had previously served with the Florida Highway Patrol for six years. He is survived by his wife and his twin son and daughter. He was killed the day before his 41st birthday.

Source: https://www.odmp.org/officer/23347-lieutenant-pilot-h-jay-cullen

https://www.odmp.org/officer/23348-trooper-pilot-berke-m-m-bates

 

This Thin Blue Line USA wristband is 100% black silicon rubber with a debossed interior and blue color filled stripe that wraps all the way around. These bracelets are a great way to show your support for the men and women in blue. 


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