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Funeral arrangements set for trooper killed in helicopter crash

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
Flags at half staff at Troop C headquarters in memory of Sgt Joseph   Schuengel. By KMOV Web Producer Flags at half staff at Troop C headquarters in memory of Sgt Joseph Schuengel. By KMOV Web Producer
Wreckage of Missouri Highway Patrol helicopter that crashed Friday, October 14 in Clarkson Valley. By Lakisha Jackson Wreckage of Missouri Highway Patrol helicopter that crashed Friday, October 14 in Clarkson Valley. By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

 (KMOV) – The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating after a Missouri Highway Patrol pilot was killed when a helicopter crashed in Clarkson Valley on Friday.

At a news conference Saturday morning, officials said they have taken pictures of the crash site and will pack up the remaining debris and take it to a secure location for further investigation of what went wrong.

Friday morning around 11, St. Louis County police said 47-year-old Sergeant Joe Schuengel was killed when the helicopter he was flying crashed near the intersection of Clarkson and Kehrs Mill Road.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19 at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary.  That is located at 6464 Chippewa in St. Louis. 

The Funeral mass will be Wednesday, October 20 at 10:00 a.m. at the Catholic Basilica located at 4431 Lindell Boulevard in St. Louis.  Interment will follow Mass on Wednesday at Resurrection Cemetery, located at 6901 Mackenzie Road in St. Louis.  Those attending the services are asked to at the Basilica by 9:00 a.m. 

The family has requested that all memorials be sent to The Missouri Association of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society (MASTERS) at 5287 Highway 67 North, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901.

Schuengel was returning to Spirit of St. Louis Airport after completing an aircraft speed enforcement operation in Jefferson County.

Schuengel was a 17-year-veteran of the Highway Patrol and had been a Patrol pilot for seven years. Schuengel is the 29th member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol to die in the line of duty.

 

 

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