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Badge number of fallen HPD officer Jason Knox to be retired

Straight-faced and without hesitation, Jason Knox declared during his 2011 Houston Police Department interview that he wanted to fly helicopters.

Footage from Knox’s 2011 interview — when he was a Spring Valley Police Department officer — played as scores of mourners watched Saturday at the First Baptist Church. Knox, 35, was killed May 2 in when his HPD helicopter crashed into an apartment complex.

“I do understand the waitlist is long, but I don’t mind putting in the time as a patrol officer,” he told the interviewer.