Officer Ray Underwood was killed when his patrol car was struck by a firetruck at the intersection of Zang and Davis Avenues. He and his partner were responding to a fire alarm while patrolling a high-burglary area when the accident occurred. Two firefighters were killed and his partner was critically injured. It was later determined that the fire alarm was a prank.
Officer Underwood had served with the agency for four years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.