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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Lt. Jim Considine, who was shot and wounded after a traffic stop in the county area of Victorville nearly 21 years ago, will be honored as Hero of the Night at an upcoming Ontario Reign hockey game.
On Sept. 27, 1997, Lt. Considine was a deputy sheriff assigned to patrol and was assisting his partner on a traffic stop when the assailant did not stop immediately and lured them to an isolated area.
Once there, the suspect opened fire on Lt. Considine and other deputies using an AK-47 assault rifle at close range. Lt. Considine was wounded four times, but returned fire and killed the attacker.
Lt. Considine recovered from his injuries, but one of his legs was so badly injured it prevented him from serving as a deputy any longer.
Eventually, Lt. Considine’s leg was amputated, he was fitted with a prosthetic leg and he decided to return to the Sheriff’s Department. Lt. Considine not only qualified as a deputy sheriff, he went on to pass through the most rigorous S.W.A.T. program imaginable and graduated at the top of his class.
At the time of the shooting, Lt. Considine was holding a MAGLITE flashlight which now sits in the MAGLITE Museum with the AK-47 round lodged inside. He believes it saved his life.
The public is invited to attend the Ontario Reign hockey game at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 where Lt. Considine will be honored during a special ceremony and given the opportunity to drop the puck. The game will be held at Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 Ontario Center in Ontario.
Click here for tickets.
Friday night is devoted to domestic abuse awareness, Saturday to breast cancer awareness, and Sunday to public safety personnel.
All three days are devoted to the best rodeo action in Southern California.
After much anticipation, plans for the second Cars and Stars Car Show have been unveiled.
The event, on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Quakes Stadium in Rancho Cucamonga, will have fun for the entire family. Tons of beautiful cars and motorcycles, food, live entertainment, kids activities, specialty vendors, an opportunity drawing, and much more. If you’re coming just to view the cars and partake in the festivities … guess what, it’s free!
Pre-Registrants will receive discounted pricing at $25 (includes a T-shirt and goodie bag). So get them while they’re hot! Must be purchased prior to Oct. 16. If you’re interested in being a vendor please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cars & Stars was established in 2015 by members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) event. The primary function is to provide support and assistance to local charities within the Inland Empire.
The organizers are excited to announce that this year they have partnered with Stater Bros Charities. Proceeds from this event will go to breast cancer organizations throughout the Inland Empire. These organizations provide support and assistance while focusing on detection, education and guidance. To learn more about these outstanding organizations please click the links below.
For registration and additional info please visit our website at: www.carsnstarscarshow.com
The Bluecut Fire started on Tuesday at 10:36 a.m. in the Cajon Pass near Kenwood Avenue, west of Interstate 15. For updates and information on the fire, including mandatory evacuation areas, animal evacuation shelters, road and school closures, click here or visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4962/. Evacuation centers are available at the Jessie Turner Community Center, 15556 Summit Ave., Fontana and the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, 14800 7th St., Victorville.
A relief fund for Bluecut Fire victims has been created. To donate, or text RELIEF to 40403, or visit https://ieuw.org/help, or send a check payable to Inland Empire United Way to IEUW Fire Fund, 9644 Hermosa Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730.
The County has opened a Local Assistance Center at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, 14800 7th St., Victorville. for residents affected by the fire. The LAC is a one-stop location for a variety of services including but not limited to disaster assistance, property information, and insurance claims. The following agencies are currently providing services at the LAC:
- County Departments:
- Children and Family Services
- Department of Aging and Adult Services
- Department of Behavioral Health
- Department of Public Health
- Department of Veteran Affairs
- Employment Development Department
- Land Use Services
- Transitional Assistance Department
- Workforce Development Department
- Non-County Entities:
- State Department of Motor Vehicles
- State Department of Insurance
- State Farm Insurance
- Allstate Insurance
- Farmers Insurance
- Oak Hills water district
- Community Action Partnership
- Southern California Edison
No Wine. No Cocoa. No Gimmicks.
THIS IS GONNA HURT!
Want to challenge yourself, have a good time and stay in shape? Sign up for the Sheriff’s 10K Trail Run, a grueling off-pavement trail run along foot paths and fire roads surrounding the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Training Center. The 6.2 mile course includes challenging hills with moderate to steep inclines. Categories are divided by age and gender (12 years and older). First 200 finishers will receive a Finisher’s Medal!
The event is Sunday, April 3 at 8 a.m.
Proceeds benefit volunteers of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and Star in Motion, a nonprofit organization. Star in Motion fosters positive relationships between the public safety community and the public and supports the health and well-being of the public safety community.
For registration and fee information, visit http://www.starinmotion.org/sheriffs10ktrailrun.php
The 16th Annual P.R.C.A Sheriff’s Rodeo is coming to Glen Helen Regional Park on Friday, Sept. 25 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 27. Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The rodeo starts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Challenged Children’s Rodeo begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday prior to the main event. Gates open at 1 p.m. Sunday and the rodeo starts at 5 p.m.
Several of the world’s top professional cowboys will be performing bareback and saddle bronc riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, tie down roping, barrel racing and team roping. Also performing will be the clowns and comedy trick-riding acts. This year’s entertainment will include Bobby Kerr Mustang Act.
Friday night’s event will be dedicated to bringing awareness to domestic violence. The rodeo will be making a donation to the “Man Up Crusade.” Wear purple this night to the rodeo – Take A Stand and Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence.
For Saturday,we will be asking, “Are you Tough Enough to Wear Pink?” Wear pink this night to the rodeo and show your support for breast cancer awareness. The rodeo will be making a donation to Loma Linda University Hospital for breast cancer research.
A dance featuring Eli V will follow the Friday and Saturday night rodeos.
Tickets are $15 each for Friday and Saturday’s shows. Tickets for Sunday’s show are $10 each – children 6 and under are free each night. Tickets can be purchased online at www.sheriffsrodeo.org
Proceeds from our event continue to support the youth in our community with the ultimate goal of developing them into responsible citizens. Cash donations will be given to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, the Challenged Children’s Rodeo, Children’s Fund, the 4H Club of San Bernardino, the Yucaipa Equestrian Center, the California State Horsemen’s Association, Loma Linda University Hospital for breast cancer research, Man Up Crusade bring awareness to Domestic Violence, East Valley Second Chance, and several service clubs.
Arrive early and meander among the merchandise vendors and partake in the food and beverages that will be available to you. The rodeo grounds are located in Devore a short distance from the I-15/I-215 interchange. Take the Devore turn off or Glen Helen Parkway.
Mark September 25, 26 and 27 on your calendars for this year’s Sheriff’s PRCA Rodeo that benefits the children of San Bernardino County. The rodeo is made possible through generous donations from local businesses and organizations throughout the county.
The Showdown begins with a 7 a.m. registration; the competition begins at 8 a.m. Functional fitness experts from the Sheriff’s Athletic Federation in collaboration with trainers at CrossFit Lifted have created a challenging course designed to test the skill and determination of SAF Showdown contestants. The event is a two-person team showdown with teams of two women or two men. For more information about the competition, click here.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Sheriff’s Athletic Federation and are used to sponsor fitness activities such as the SBSD Mud Run, the Police and Fire Olympics, the annual Baker to Vegas relay race as well as free fitness challenges and healthy living campaigns.
To register, visit www.eventbrite.com and search for the SAF Showdown or follow the SAF on Facebook at San Bernardino Sheriff’s Mud Run.
Drone operators have been asked repeatedly not to fly their aircraft during wildfires. But at crucial moments in each of the wildfires that have broken out in San Bernardino County so far this year, fire-fighting air tankers had to be diverted away from their targets because of the presence of small airborne hobby drones.
The Board of Supervisors decided asking is no longer enough and this week created a $75,000 reward fund for the arrest and conviction of anyone who flew any remote control-operated aircraft and interfered with fire-fighting aircraft during the recent Lake, Mill 2, and North fires.
“Because fire-fighting planes could not be used, those fires spread faster and further,” Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos said during a news conference today.
“In the most recent fire, the North Fire, we saw cars and trucks burning on the freeway, we saw homes burn, and we saw families running for their lives,” Chairman Ramos said. “We want to know who was flying drones, and we want them punished. Someone knows who they are, and there is $75,000 waiting for them.”
Sheriff John McMahon said his department will actively pursue drone operators in addition to its other vital duties during wildfires. And District Attorney Mike Ramos warned drone operators that they could and would be prosecuted for murder if their drones led to the death of a fire-fighting flight crew or anyone on the ground.
Those with information on anyone who flew drones during those fires are urged to call WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME. Callers can remain anonymous.
Up to $25,000 is available for each of the three fires. The District Attorney will ultimately determine who qualifies for the reward money and for how much.
Low-flying air tankers cannot share the sky with drones because the small aircraft can be sucked into jet engines, causing the engines to fail and the planes to crash.
Interfering with fire-fighting operations is a criminal offense, and District Attorney Ramos said there are several criminal statutes prosecutors can employ to bring drone operators to justice. State and federal lawmakers are in the process of creating new laws aimed specifically at those who fly drones during wildfires.
Sheriff-Coroner investigators hope to help families of missing persons make connections that could bring a missing person home and give people a chance to meet up with local law enforcement agencies dedicated to finding missing persons.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Inland Regional Center, 1365 S. Waterman Avenue in San Bernardino.
Missing Persons Day will allow people to file missing persons reports, and have a semi-private area to talk with missing persons professionals. Forensic professionals will be performing identification cheek swabs and helping people put together child identification kits.
If you are searching for a loved one please bring photos of the missing person; two of the missing person’s closely related family members from the mother’s side for the collection of identification cheek swabs; and X-rays, dental or medical records, or other identifying documents. Families and friends are also welcome to wear memorial T-shirts and bring posters to commemorate their missing loved ones.
On Tuesday, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) produced a YouTube video about the San Bernardino County Inmate Fire Crew program because it received a 2014 CSAC Challenge Award last year and is considered a best practice in the state. The County Sheriff and County Fire departments work together to identify and train inmates to assist County Fire in fighting wildfires.
The Inmate Fire crews are available to respond to all types of emergencies, including wildfires, floods, search and rescue, and earthquakes. The crews are also busy with conservation and community service work projects, including brush abatement and wood chipping. Each inmate must pass a four-week training course that consists of classroom work. Inmates must also complete rigorous physical fitness training. Job placement for graduates in the landscaping and construction industries is also helping to reduce recidivism.
This program is an example of how Government Works.