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Sergeant Anthony Scott Futrell


On July 17, 2002, Sergeant Anthony Scott Futrell, a 38-year old Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department pilot, was killed in a helicopter crash in Chowan County in eastern North Carolina. Sergeant Futrell, who piloted the plane, was making a surveillance flight for the Civil Air Patrol as part of a statewide drug eradication program. There was no apparent cause of the crash.

Richard Edward Ashley, Jr., a Chowan County sheriff's deputy, and Boone police Major Robert Kennedy were killed in the crash, also.