The Houston Police Department, one of the largest air units in the country, recently took delivery of a new and very special H125.
It’s the first H125 for the department and will be utilized for fighting violent and property crime, and assisting with search and rescue, homeland security and firefighting support.
It is also a lasting reminder of one of their own.
Houston Police Officer Jason Knox was 35 years old when his watch came to an end on May 2, 2020. His badge number – 2374, retired by Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo – is written in black on the new aircraft as its FAA registration number. Knox, a tactical flight officer, had served on the department for eight years and was preparing to train as a pilot.”We are always honored to do work for our nation’s crimefighters, and this particular completion meant so much to our entire team,” said Metro Aircraft Configuration Coordinator Amy McMullen. “Our hearts are with Officer Knox and all who knew him, and we’re humbled to play a part in this aircraft, ensuring his legacy lives on.“