Valley marks 8th anniversary of news helicopter crash that killed 4

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

It has been eight years since two news helicopters crashed above central Phoenix, killing four people.

The media was covering a police chase when the helicopters of 3TV and Channel 15 crashed in the air, bringing both choppers down at Steele Indian School Park.

3TV's Scott Bowerbank and Jim Cox died along with Channel 15's Craig Smith and Rick Krolak.

A memorial to honor them sits at the park near Third Street and Indian School Road. Friends and family gather together each year to remember them.

To celebrate their lives even more, the Cox family has created The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photographers. It provides financial support to expand opportunities for young photojournalists. 

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