Deputy John Hedge was assigned to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Belvedere area of jurisdiction when he shot while off-duty. Deputy Hedge was enjoying a night out with friends. It was late when he drove into an alley behind a store. Stepping outside of his car for a moment, he was shot by a grocery store clerk, who mistook him for a burglar. Deputy Hedge was also confused in the darkness, returned fire and mortally wounded his assailant. Both men were dead wrong.