Officer Chris McCormick was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a prowler call in a usually quiet neighborhood. The suspect shot Officer McCormick in the left shoulder with a small caliber weapon, causing a fatal wound.
A canine who later found the suspect hiding under a house was shot and wounded. Other officers returned fire and wounded the suspect. The suspect was convicted of first-degree murder in 1996, but in 2008 the ruling was overturned and the suspect was mandated to a state or private mental institution due to paranoid delusions.
Officer McCormick had served with the agency for 3 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.