Honor Roll

Chester “Chico” Larson

Deputy Larson, 34, drowned while attempting to rescue a group of hikers at Sespe Creek.

Chico was stranded in a stalled rescue tractor in the middle of Sespe Creek. He was washed off the top of the tractor with 10 other victims.

There was one survivor.

Two days earlier, Chico saved a party of 12 school girls and 2 adults. He was stationed at Lockwood Valley.