10Feb2016

Deputy Sheriff Scott Ballantyne

Deputy Sheriff Scott Ballantyne and Mr. James Chavez, a civilian pilot, were killed in an airplane crash near Lake Success at approximately 4:15 pm.

The aircraft was assisting deputies on the ground search for a subject wanted for brandishing a firearm. It was preparing to leave the area after the suspect was arrested when it suddenly lost altitude and crashed into a mountain.

Deputy Ballantyne and Mr. Chavez were the only two occupants of the CTLE ultralight.

Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/22751-deputy-sheriff-scott-ballantyne#ixzz3zxwIWb3G

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