Los Angeles county Sheriff’s Department Deputy David Horr was assigned to the Montrose Station at the time of his murder. On December 7, a day noted for infamy, Deputy David Horr responded to a disturbance call in La Crescenta during the evening hours. The house was lit but no one answered Deputy Horr’s knock so he went to the back door and tried again. His efforts were met with deadly force. A 16-gauge shotgun blast felled him. His immediate concerns were for his fellow deputies as he told them to take cover, he could manage alone. Deputy Horr was rushed to a local hospital with wounds to his stomach and hand. His assailant surrendered after deputies surrounded the house. The weapon was found in the attic and an empty shell was in the suspect’s pocket. Deputy Horr died two months later.