Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Larrell Smith was assigned to the Special Enforcement Bureau (Special Weapons And Tactics Team) at the time of his murder. Sergeant Smith and four fellow SEB deputies tried to serve a search warrant for illegal narcotics with no response from the occupants at the location. Entry was being made through a front window when a shot rang out, felling Sergeant Smith. Deputies returned fire, killing the suspect. Miraculously, the suspect’s four children who were in the residence were not injured. Sergeant Smith was treated at the scene by paramedics and then rushed to the hospital. He was taken off life support and died two days later.