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Officer Michael Crain

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Police Officer Michael Crain

Riverside Police Department

End of Watch: Thursday, February 7, 2013

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Biographical Info
Age: 34
Tour: 11 years
Badge # 1226
Military veteran

Incident Details
Cause: Gunfire
Incident Date: 2/7/2013
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Committed suicide

Police Officer Michael Crain was shot and killed when he and his partner were ambushed as they were stopped at a red light at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and Arlington Avenue at about 1:30 am. A subject opened fire on their patrol car, fatally wounding Officer Crain and severely wounding his partner.

The officers were ambushed by an ex-Los Angeles Police Department officer who had been fired in 2008. Several days earlier, the subject had murdered Public Safety Officer Keith Lawrence, of the University of Southern California Department of Public Safety, and his fiancee. His fiancee was the daughter of an LAPD captain, who had been involved in the personnel review that led to his firing. It is believed that the subject had researched Officer Lawrence’s background as a law enforcement officer prior to ambushing and murdering them. The subject then posted an online manifesto, admitting to the murders and stated he would seek revenge on other officials involved with his personnel review and dismissal from the department.

Shortly before Officer Crain and his partner were shot, the subject shot and wounded an LAPD officer in Corona, who was on a protective detail, as a result of the threats made by the subject.

On Tuesday, February 12th, 2013, the subject was located in San Bernardino County by game wardens with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. After a shootout, the subject fled to a nearby cabin and became engaged in a prolonged shootout with members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Detective Jeremiah MacKay was fatally wounded and another was seriously wounded.

Police Officer Andrew Garton

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Police Officer Andrew Garton

Hawthorne Police Department

best phone tracking app Biographical Info
Age: 44
Tour of Duty: 7 years, 6 months
Badge Number: 333

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
Date of Incident: May 26, 2011

Police Officer Andrew Garton was killed in a motorcycle accident, while providing a funeral escort through Torrance, California.

Several agencies were involved with escorting the funeral of a Manhattan Beach police officer. Officer Garton’s motorcycle collided with an El Segundo Police Department motor unit at the intersection of 227th Street and Hawthorne Boulevard. The collision threw Officer Garton into the path of an oncoming vehicle. The El Segundo police officer was also seriously injured. Both officers were transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where Officer Garton succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Garton had served with the Hawthorne Police Department for 7½ years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Police Officer Jermaine Gibson

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Police Officer Jermaine Gibson

Cathedral City Police Department

professional writers of Late Friday night, March 18, 2011 Cathedral City police officer, Jermaine Gibson, was killed when he lost control of his patrol car and crashed, while chasing two men in a stolen vehicle.

Cathedral City Police Lt., Charles Robinson said Officer Gibson, of Beaumont, 29, tried to pull over a car around 11:30 p.m. on Date Palm Drive, just north of Interstate 10. His car burst into flames after striking a palm tree on the east side of South Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. Two fellow officers pulled him from the wreckage.

The suspect’s car continued to drive north on South Palm Canyon, where it, too, crashed into a palm tree on the 600 block. One person was thrown from the car during that crash, while the other was trapped inside the car when it burst into flames. Palm Springs Police spokeswoman Rhonda Long said the two people inside the suspect car were arrested and taken to Desert Regional Medical Center with major injuries. Their names were not available. One of the two men inside was a state parolee.

Officer Gibson, a former United States Marine, served two tours in Iraq and was recipient of three Purple Hearts. He started out his law enforcement career as a volunteer Police Explorer in Richmond, California as a teenager. In 2007 he became a sworn officer with the Rialto Police Department. For the past 18 months he has worked with the Cathedral City Police Department. Officer Gibson was a tenacious officer who believed in the profession and making a difference in the community. Officer Gibson was recognized, just last week in Riverside, for his efforts to identify and arrest drunk drivers by MADD.

Officer Gibson was married about a year ago to his wife, Jessica. Four weeks ago they became the proud parents of a son, Jermaine Jr.

Officer Gibson was laid to rest on Friday, March 25 at Riverside National Cemetery. Officer Gibson will be missed by all his friends and family.

Police Officer Ryan P. Bonaminio

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Police Officer Ryan P. Bonaminio

Riverside Police Department On the night of November 7, 2010, 27 year old Riverside Police Officer, Ryan Bonaminio was gunned down by parolee, Earl Ellis Green following his traffic-stop of a suspected hit and run driver. The incident occurred near the entrance of Fairmont Park.

Officer Ryan Bonaminio was born in Riverside, California on November 25, 1982, to Joseph and Geraldine Bonaminio, along with his brother Christopher, and sister Nicole. He was raised in Riverside and graduated from Ramona High School.

After high school, Ryan joined the United States Army. He served two tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, as a military police officer with the 314th Military Police. His assignments included serving in Umm Qasr, Kuwait City, Bagdad, and Mosuc. He also served in the 282nd Base Support Battalion in Hohenfels, Germany. Wherever he served, he always served with honor and distinction. He was highly praised by his peers. He earned several medals, including the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Reserve Mobilization Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Army Reserve Oversees Training Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, and Expert Qualification Badge—9mm pistol.

Ryan transitioned from military service to law enforcement with the Riverside Police Department on July 7, 2006. He continued his commitment to the U.S. Army Reserves. According to his U.S. Army Military Police Reserve Sergeant, Tamera Colosimo, “Ryan has always done what is morally right. He has integrity in everything that he does. Ryan would make a great police officer.” Ryan graduated from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Academy on December 21, 2006. Following his graduation from the Field Training Program, he was assigned to Field Operations, where he was very proactive in his favorite area of the city—the North Neighborhood Policing Center.

Ryan’s core values resonated in his belief in service to his community. He actively connected with residents and always knew what was happening in his beat area. Riverside Police Department Chief of Police, Sergio Diaz stated, “Officer Ryan Bonaminio’s tragic death is a reminder to all of us in the law enforcement family that the supreme sacrifice of our service is also a cost borne by our loved ones, our families, and our community.

Ryan was always trying to better himself and had a terrific sense of humor reserved for his closest friends. The one thing he showed to everyone was his smile. He was always smiling. We’ll never forget his smile.

SWAT Officer Sergio Carrera

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SWAT Officer Sergio Carrera

Rialto Police Department On Thursday, October 18, 2007, Rialto police officer Sergio Carrera Jr., while serving a narcotics search warrant, was shot in the upper body during a struggle with a man inside an apartment. He was rushed to a hospital, but died from his wounds during surgery.

Officer Carrera, 29, a four-year veteran of the force and a member of the SWAT team, was shot in the chest while he and other officers struggled with a man inside one of the targeted homes. Carrera was airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, where he died. He was married, with a 2-year-old son and a year-old daughter.

The incident began about 7 a.m. when neighbors reported smoke, explosions and shouting. SWAT teams from the Colton and Rialto police departments, along with a few agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raided four homes on West Cascade Drive simultaneously.

Police gathered outside department headquarters to comfort one another Thursday. Flags were lowered to half-staff. A number of squad cars, lights flashing, escorted Carrera’s body from the hospital to the coroner’s office.

“He was a great officer, very well liked, very well respected. It will be extremely difficult for all of us to get over this,” Captain Paul Martinez said. “Members of our department are in shock.”

Officer Carrera will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.

Firefighter Eduardo “Ed” Teran

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Firefighter Eduardo “Ed” Teran

Riverside City Fire Department

ghostwriter hausarbeit at On November 5, 2005, the City of Riverside experienced a tragic loss when Firefighter Eduardo “Ed” Teran died, while involved in firefighting activities. Firefighter Teran collapsed and went into full arrest at the scene of a residential structure fire at 5202 La Sierra Avenue, Riverside. The City of Riverside Fire Department paramedics began immediate advanced life support on Teran. Teran was transported to Kaiser Hospital in Riverside where he was pronounced dead at 7:10 PM.

Firefighter Teran, age 43, a 17-year veteran of the fire service, is survived by his wife, Nanci and daughter Lauren, 13. Firefighter Teran was assigned to the truck company at the Magnolia Center Fire Station, located at 6395 Riverside Avenue. “My deepest condolences to Firefighter Ed Teran’s family,” said City of Riverside Fire Chief Tedd Laycock. “This event deeply saddens all of the members of the firefighting community and City. Grief counselors have been made available to members of the fire department and family members to assist them through this difficult time.”

Deputy Daniel Jess Lobo Jr.

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Deputy Daniel Jess Lobo, Jr.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

kann hier getestet werden On Tuesday, October 11, 2005, Deputy Daniel Lobo was killed in a motorcycle accident on Arrow Highway, while responding to the scene of another accident at 1530 hours.

Deputy Lobo was traveling behind another motor officer and a squad car, when a vehicle pulled out of a parking lot into their path. All of the responding units had their emergency equipment activated.

The first motor officer and the squad car were able to swerve out of the car’s path, but Deputy Lobo’s motorcycle struck the rear of the car. He was thrown approximately 50 feet as the result of the impact. He was flown to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries approximately one hour later.

Deputy Lobo had served with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.

Officer David Marin Romero

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Officer David Marin Romero

California Highway Patrol

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On Friday, September 23, 2005, Officer David Romero was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle being driven by a driver under the influence of narcotics.

Officer Romero was on patrol on his department motorcycle when he stopped for a red light at the corner of Turnbull Canyon Road and Valley Boulevard in the City of Industry. While waiting at the light, a vehicle approached from behind at a high rate of speed. Officer Romero noticed that the vehicle was approaching and attempted to gain the attention of the driver by waving his arms and turning on his emergency lights. The driver was unable to stop and struck the rear of Officer Romero’s motorcycle, throwing Officer Romero to the ground. The vehicle then struck another vehicle.

Officer Romero was taken to Los Angeles Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle that stuck Officer Romero was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

Officer Romero had served with the California Highway Patrol for 23 years, and is survived by his wife, three children, and two step children. He was assigned to the Santa Fe Springs station.

Deputy Greg Gariepy

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Deputy Greg Gariepy

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

On Wednesday, June 22, 2005, 39 year old Deputy Greg Gariepy was killed in an automobile accident on Old Woman Springs Road, while responding to assist another deputy at approximately 0500 hours.

The deputy lost control of his vehicle and went off the roadway and overturned. He was ejected from the vehicle. The deputy he was responding to assist arrived at the scene and immediately began CPR as rescue crews responded.

Deputy Gariepy was transported to Hi-Desert Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Deputy Gariepy was a US Marine Corps veteran and served with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for three years. He is survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

Deputy Sheriff James Phillip Tutino

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Deputy Sheriff James Phillip Tutino

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

striking source On Wednesday, January 26, 2005, Deputy James Tutino was killed when a man caused a commuter train to derail when he parked his SUV on the railroad tracks, in the train’s path.

As the train approached the obstruction, the suspect ran from the scene. The train derailed when it struck the vehicle and then struck an oncoming commuter train, causing it to derail as well.

Deputy Tutino, who was en route to the Central Jail, and 10 civilians were killed as a result of the incident. More than 200 other citizens were injured. The suspect was arrested a short time later and charged with arson and 11 counts of homicide.

Deputy Tutino had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for 23 years. He is survived by his wife, five children, two grandchildren, parents, brother, and sister.

Deputy James P. Tutino: 47 years old
Date of Birth: March 3, 1957
A resident of Simi Valley
Wife: Rita Tutino

Five Children:
James Tutino, Jr., Nicholas, Tera, Colby and Kristen

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Date of Hire: January 1982

LASD Assignment History:

  • Pitchess Honor Ranch: 1/82 – 3/82
  • LASD Academy: 3/82 – 7/82
  • Pitchess Honor Ranch: 7/82 – 10/84
  • Carson Station: 9/84 – 3/85
  • Men’s Central Jail: 3/85 – 10/93
  • Operation Safe Jail: 10/93 to Present