Deputy Sheriff Isaiah Cordero was shot and killed while making a traffic stop in the 3900 block of Golden West Avenue in the Jurupa Valley area. Deputy Cordero was approaching the vehicle he had stopped when the driver pulled out a gun and opened fire on him, fatally wounding him. A citizen who witnessed the shooting called 911 and rendered aide until other deputies arrived. The subject fled the scene and then led officers on a vehicle pursuit that spanned multiple counties. The subject's vehicle became disabled, and he was then shot and killed after he opened fire on officers. The man had an extensive criminal history and had stabbed a California Highway Patrol canine in 2021. At the time of Deputy Cordero's murder, the man was out on bail even after having been arrested for failing to appear while awaiting a mandatory 25-years to life sentence for the incident in which he stabbed the canine. Deputy Cordero had served with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for 8-1/2 years and was assigned to the Motor Unit. He is survived by his parents and stepbrother.
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, a structure fire was reported to the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department. The Maroa Countryside Fire Protection District was requested as mutual aid. Chief Larry Peasley arrived at the fire station and was dressing out in fire gear to respond when he collapsed and went into cardiac arrest. CPR was immediately performed and he was then rushed to the hospital where he remained until his passing on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023.
Chief of Police Justin McIntire was shot and killed near the intersection of Brackenridge Avenue and Morgan Street during a foot pursuit of a wanted subject. The man was wanted for a probation violation involving weapons and had fled from the Pennsylvania State Police during a traffic stop the previous night. He then fled on foot from Harrison Township the following morning during a traffic stop. At about 2:00 pm he was located near the border of Brackenridge Borough and Tarentum Borough and led officers on a foot pursuit for over two hours. He opened fire on officers in the 900 block of Brackenridge Avenue and again in the 800 block of 3rd Avenue in which Chief McIntire was killed and a Tarentum Borough officer was wounded. After shooting both officers the man carjacked a vehicle and fled into the city of Pittsburgh. He fled into a wooded area following a vehicle pursuit and then opened fire on officers. He was shot and killed by return fire. Chief McIntire had been sworn in as police chief of the Brackenridge Borough Police Department exactly four years earlier.
This information is supplied by the Officer Down Memorial Page (www.odmp.org) and the U.S. Fire Administration (www.apps.usfa.fema.gov).
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