Deputy Barton Granier was shot and killed by a robbery suspect during a struggle at 2:00 am. After a brief chase, the suspect attempted to climb over a fence. As he did so the officers grabbed him. During the ensuing struggle the suspect gained control of another deputy's revolver and shot both deputies.
The suspect was shot and killed by other responding deputies. The man had recently been released from prison due to overcrowding.
Deputy Granier had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.