Sheryl was shot and killed during a ride-along by a deranged individual. Sheryl was sitting in a squad car outside the station, waiting for her officer, when the car was riddled with bullets. The suspect later said he thought she was a full-time officer. The Sheryl A. Horak Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship was set up in her memory.
James was shot by gang members who recognized him as a member of the Sheriff's Department while off-duty in his own neighborhood.
Aaron was working the graveyard shift on a Saturday night. He was riding with Sergeant Earl White and Officer Lindora Smith, when they attempted to effect a traffic stop on a reckless vehicle at 0240 hours. The suspect vehicle sped away, attempting to elude, and a pursuit ensued. Aaron's vehicle collided with another police car, killing everyone aboard. Officer Craig Stewart, the driver of the other one-man police unit was injured, but later recovered. The suspect vehicle escaped, and no arrests were made.
Chelsea was riding the FD's search and rescue boat, at night,
following a boat parade detail. Another boat, operating without proper
lighting equipment, collided with the FD boat, knocking Chelsea
unconscious for 15 minutes. She was revived and transported by
LifeFlight and held in intensive care. She was removed from
support 5 days later.