KUSA - Jimmy Negri, who was the Sky9 pilot for 13 years, is retiring on Friday.
Negri is a Denver native. He spent 26 years as a Denver Police officer. Half of those years, he piloted DPD's chopper - Eagle 1.
Negri loves flying and even handwashes Sky9 every week.
In 2009, Negri became the only news-gathering helicopter pilot in the Denver television market.
Negri has flown more than 14,000 hours.
Negri plans to retire to a cabin in Grand Lake with his wife Nancy. They have a daughter Jordan together.
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