Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy James Waygood was assigned to the Firestone Park Station at the time of his death. He was riding as the passenger in a patrol car driven by Deputy John Lawton when they went into pursuit of a suspicious vehicle. With red lights and siren on, the patrol car collided with another car in an intersection. The driver of the other car was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries. The deputies had to be freed from the wreckage. Deputy Waygood died a couple hours later. Deputy Lawton needed surgery but survived.