Sergeant Vernon J. Corbeil

EOW: Apr 15, 1957

Vernon J. Corbeil

Sergeant Vernon Corbeil and Sergeant Raymond Willis were killed in an airplane accident while searching for a downed plane near Malibu.

The plane Sergeant Corbeil was piloting experienced engine trouble and he attempted to land at an emergency landing strip in Puerco Canyon. During the landing the plane struck a ridge and burst into flames, crashing only 500-feet from the landing strip.

Sergeant Corbeil had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for nine years and was assigned to the AERO Bureau.