Patrolman Jerry Hartless succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained three weeks earlier during a foot pursuit. He and another officer were on patrol when Patrolman Hartless noticed a wanted gang member standing on a corner. The suspect fled on foot when Patrolman Hartless approached him.
As Patrolman Hartless caught up to the suspect the man produced a 9 mm handgun and opened fire, striking him in the forehead.
Patrolman Hartless had served with the agency for 9 months. He was survived by his wife.