Three Bernalillo County (NM) Sheriff’s deputies and a Bernalillo County firefighter died Saturday in a helicopter crash near Las Vegas, NM. The crash occurred as the helicopter was being used in the fight against a wildfire.

The fallen public safety officers have been identified as: Undersheriff Larry Koren, Lieutenant Fred Beers, Deputy Michael Levison, and Fire Rescue, Rescue Specialist Matthew King, KRQE reports.

A timeline published by KRQE indicates that the helicopter named Metro 2 was performing bucket drops when it crashed.

 

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