The Atlanta police department today identified the two officers killed in a helicopter crash last night as 48-year-old Richard Halford and 40-year-old Shawn Smiley.
Halford, who joined the force in 1986 and had been with its air unit the past 16 years, is survived by his former wife and a 21-year-old daughter. Smiley leaves behind his wife and three children - ages 5, 7 and 9 - and had joined the Atlanta police department in 2010.
The officers died when their helicopter went down while they were looking for a missing boy. Read more about the crash on CNN.com.