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Episode 135 – The Loma Linda Children’s Hospital Cops for Kids Fly-In with Doug Brimmer and Ian Crocker Part I

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Welcome to The Hangar Z Podcast, brought to you by Vertical Helicasts.

In this two-part series, we sit down to talk about a multi-agency public interaction event designed to bring positive law enforcement interaction to ill children and their families at the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.

To discuss the Loma Linda Children’s Hospital Cops for Kids Fly-In, we speak with Doug Brimmer from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and Ian Crocker from the Riverside Police Department in California.

Deputy Doug Brimmer has served the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for over 28 years. His passion for law enforcement began early on as he was raised in a military, law enforcement and aviation family. Following the heroic footsteps of his father, Vic Brimmer, Doug passionately pursued the same law enforcement and aviation career as his father.

After serving two years in the jail system and eight years on patrol he was assigned to Sheriff’s Aviation in 2011.

While in aviation, he flew for two years as a tactical flight officer, eight years as a patrol helicopter pilot and two years as a rescue helicopter pilot.

He has conducted well over 70 live hoist rescue missions throughout San Bernardino County. While at aviation, he also serves as a recruitment team member for the department, a coordinator for the Aero Squadron and volunteers on the boards for both the Sheriff’s Historical Society and the California Law Enforcement Historical Society.

Ian Crocker was born and raised in Redlands, California. In 2008, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Cal State San Bernardino. While in college, Crocker also began working in mental health programs for at-risk youth. In 2012, Crocker took the first step in pursuing his dream job.

He entered the Extended Academy at San Bernardino Valley College while working full time during the day. The extended academy took a year to complete. He received his basic POST in August of 2013 and was hired by Riverside Police Department in October of 2013.

Crocker worked patrol. He was selected as a School Resource Officer. and was also selected to be a collateral member of their SWAT Sniper Team. In 2020, Crocker was selected as a tactical flight officer briefly before testing, interviewing, and being selected as pilot.

Thank you to sponsors Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing, Summit Aviation, and Precision Aviation Group.

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