Sergeant Joseph (Joe) SchuengelMissouri State Highway Patrol
End of Watch: Friday, October 15, 2010
Tour of Duty: 17 years
Badge Number: 970
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident
Date of Incident: Friday, October 15, 2010
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Sergeant Joe Schuengel was killed in a helicopter crash while returning to Spirit of St. Louis Airport in one of the department’s traffic enforcement helicopters.
He had dropped off several other troopers and was returning to the airport when the Bell 206B helicopter experienced a probable mechanical failure. It is believed he was able to maneuver the aircraft to avoid nearby houses before crashing into a residential street on Horseshoe Ridge Road.
Residents and responding officers immediately responded to the scene, but Sergeant Schuengel had been killed on impact.
Sergeant Schuengel had served with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for 17 years and is survived by his mother and three sisters.
Agency Contact Information
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Public Affairs Office
1510 E. Elm Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-3313
Please contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.