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Apr. 13, 2006
Caucasian Male / 28 yrs. of age
Chelsea Police Dept.
Accident - Police
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Thu. Apr. 13, 2006
Reserve Officer Matthew Tuttle and Chief Scott Sumner were killed in a helicopter accident in Scio Township while providing aerial support for officers who were involved in a foot pursuit.
The foot pursuit started during a traffic stop on I-94. Chief Sumner and Reserve Officer Matt Tuttle responded to the location in Reserve Officer Tuttle's personal helicopter to help track the suspect.
The helicopter crashed near the intersection of Staebler and Jackson Roads, killing the officers.
Reserve Officer Tuttle also served as a Captain with the Chelsea Area Fire Authority. He is survived by his wife.