Summary: Los Angeles police officer and a 27-year veteran on the elite Special Weapons & Tactics (SWAT) unit that specializes in hostage situations and other high-risk confrontations who was shot and fatally wounded shortly after SWAT team broke through the front door at the San Fernando Valley home of a mentally disturbed man who had called authorities to report that he had killed three members of his family, who was the first SWAT officer killed in the line of fire in the unit's nearly 40-year history, and who was described as a model officer whose work in the community extended far beyond his job on the force, devoting countless hours to at-risk children, for whom he founded the Glory Kids outreach ministry.
Cause of Death: Killed in a gunfire
Born: July 22, 1956
Died: February 7, 2008
Location: Los Angeles, California