Honoring the Families of Fallen First Responders at New Mexico Bowl

This past weekend, the families of four fallen first responders were honored at the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque. On Saturday, Servpro recognized the families of the four heroes who tragically lost their lives in a helicopter crash in June. The four victims – Bernalillo County Undersheriff Larry Koren, Lieutenant Fred Beers, Deputy Michael Levinson, and Bernalillo County Fire Rescue Specialist Matthew King – were all members of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.

The helicopter, named Metro 2, was on its way back to Albuquerque after assisting fire crews with the East Mesa Fire when it crashed near Las Vegas, NM. New Mexico State Police and federal investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are looking into the cause of the crash.

Local and state leaders reacted to the news of the crash with messages of condolence. New Mexico’s Department of Public Safety Secretary Jason Bowie said, “Our hearts are broken by the tragic and distressing news that we lost four of the state’s finest public servants, killed in the line of duty. It’s a sacrifice no one should have to make.” Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina wrote on Twitter, “Prayers for our brothers and sisters in the county and all those affected by the loss suffered as a result of this tragic accident.”

The state of New Mexico and the people of Bernalillo County offered their full support to the families of the fallen first responders. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham released a statement on the crash Sunday, saying in part, “On behalf of the people of New Mexico, I extend my deepest gratitude to these four brave individuals, and my deepest sympathy to their families, friends and colleagues.”

At Saturday’s New Mexico Bowl, the families of the four victims were presented with a special award in recognition of the heroes’ bravery and selfless sacrifice. The honor was a small but meaningful gesture of appreciation to the families of the fallen first responders.

It is important to remember that the families of these heroic first responders are still mourning their losses and need support. Here at the ABQ Accident Law Firm, we extend our deepest sympathies to the families of the four fallen first responders and hope they find peace and comfort in their grief.

In the wake of a helicopter crash, the physical, emotional, and financial costs can be overwhelming for victims and their families. The tragedy of a helicopter crash can leave many with devastating injuries, the loss of a loved one, and financial struggles.

In such a difficult time, victims and their families may be confused about the best steps to take. A personal injury lawyer can help victims and their families understand their rights and options following a helicopter crash.

An experienced personal injury lawyer can give victims and their families the legal representation they need to seek justice. The lawyer will review the case and determine who may be liable for the crash. This could include the aircraft’s manufacturer, the pilot, or a maintenance company. The lawyer will also investigate the crash to determine the cause and identify any wrongdoings that may have contributed to the crash.

A personal injury lawyer can also help victims and their families understand the legal process and their legal rights. The lawyer will work with the victims and their families to file a legal claim against the responsible party or parties. The lawyer will also guide victims and their families through filing for compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and any other losses due to the crash.

In addition to legal representation, a personal injury lawyer can provide victims and their families with emotional support. They will be available to answer any questions and advise throughout the legal process.

Victims and their families should not bear the burden of a helicopter crash alone. A personal injury lawyer can provide victims and their families with the legal representation and emotional support they need to seek justice and compensation following the crash.