Officer Jason Knox, the Houston police officer killed in a 2020 helicopter crash, is being remembered with an HPD chopper dedicated in his honor.
The new helicopter – an H125 Airbus – has Officer Knox’s badge number on it as part of the registration number, N2374F, KHOU reports.
Houston leaders, including Mayor Sylvester Turner and the officer's father Councilman Michael Knox, gathered Wednesday for a dedication ceremony.
"It means a lot to me and my family that so many people want to honor my son this way," Councilman Knox said stifling tears. "Thank you."
Jason Knox died while responding to a call May 2, 2020. He is the first air officer in the Houston Police Department to die in the line of duty, his father said. Officer Chase Cormier was also badly injured in the accident and is recovering.