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Edward Soper

Fire Police Officer

Ed Soper was riding on the Guthrie One (regional critical care helicopter) as part of the "Flight Observer Program". Towards the end of the shift, they were returning from a transport during a "white out". The Helicopter went off course during the storm and ran into the side of a mountain.
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Edward Soper was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Department information

Leraysville-Pike Volunteer Fire Department
LeRaysville, Pennsylvania

Age: 37
Rank: Fire Police Officer
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: January 26, 1991
Date of death: January 27, 1991
Cause of fatal injury: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of fatal injury: Trauma
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty

Last updated: March 27, 2018