Former Kansas trooper killed in Alaska helicopter crash

Trooper Tage Toll killed in helicopter crash.
Alaskan Trooper Tage Toll, a former Kansas trooper, was killed in a helicopter crash Saturday. (Photo Courtesy: Division of Alaska State Troopers)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper has died in a helicopter crash in Alaska.

Trooper Tage Toll became an Alaskan State Trooper in 2003.

He and a helicopter pilot rescued an injured snowmobiler Saturday night near Talkeetna.

They were taking the injured man to meet with an ambulance when their helicopter went down. There were no survivors.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

According to The Clay Center Dispatch, Toll’s parents are Doug and Maureen Toll of Clifton.

Toll, who was 40, leaves behind a wife and three children.

The Kansas Highway Patrol has a link to a memorial page for Trooper Toll. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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