Paramedic Richard G. Stratman
EOW: October 2nd, 1983
Paramedic Stratman was on the same mission as Pilot McNeff in a departmental helicopter during a rainstorm when it crashed in a cotton field near Marana. The DPS aircraft was enroute to Catalina to pick up a pregnant woman and fly her to a Tucson medical facility. Stratman was a DPS Explorer Scout as a teenager and joined DPS as a communications specialist in September 1974. Before being assigned to Tucson Air Rescue, Stratman was stationed in Quartzite as a highway patrolman.
Richard Stratman Memorial Site
Interstate 10 Milepost 236, adjacent to the eastbound onramp near Marana