It was 14 years ago today that four journalists from 3TV and Channel 15 lost their lives in a helicopter crash over Phoenix.

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - This week marks 14 years since since two TV news helicopters crashed above central Phoenix, killing four people.

On July 27, 2007, the media was covering a police chase when helicopters belonging to 3TV and Channel 15 crashed mid-air, bringing both choppers down at Steele Indian School Park.

Valley marks anniversary of news helicopter crash that killed 4

Remembering 3TV's Scott Bowerbank and Jim Cox 

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

A memorial to honor the four men was created at the park near Third Street and Indian School Road. Friends and family gather together there each year to remember them.

To celebrate the lives of Jim Cox and his colleagues and make sure their legacy endures, Cox's 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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