End of Watch: 09/04/1978
Agency: Blaine Police Department
County: Whatcom County
On Monday, September 4, 1978, Assistant Chief Larry Duronso and Reserve Officer Doug Krenz were aboard a single engine plane that Officer Krenz was piloting. The two were searching for a murder victim in rural Whatcom County, about four miles west of Lynden, when the plane experienced engine trouble.
Officer Krenz attempted to make an emergency landing but the plane crashed, killing both he and Assistant Chief Duronso.