Tue, Jul 18, 2006
Had Recently Passed FAA Medical
They called him Stan... Paul Kaiser, a 32-year veteran of the
Columbus, OH police aviation unit. Day after day, night after
night... he was the eye in the sky looking over the shoulders of
officers on the ground, alerting them to suspects -- and dangers --
they couldn't see from the ground.
Early Monday morning, the 59-year old law enforcement veteran
was spooling up... going through the checklist with co-pilot Roger
Howard... when he suddenly collapsed at the controls of his
Howard quickly secured the helicopter on the pad, and ran for
help. He and other officers made sure the helicopter was properly
safed, then performed CPR on Stan until medics arrived. But to no
Stan died Monday at Ohio State University Medical Center. We
have no certain cause of death, but officials say Stan appears to
have died of a massive heart attack.
Stan had just passed his FAA physical June 30.
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