Officer Larry L. Wetterling was fatally shot by a motorist he stopped in San Bernardino for suspected drunk driving. After shooting Wetterling. the motorist stole the patrol officer’s car, but rolled over as he raced away. He later killed two other people before he was captured. Officer Wetterling, 30, had been a member of the Patrol for six years and transferred to San Bernardino from Riverside.
Deputy Al E. Stewart of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department had responded to the Cajon Pass to assist CHP Officer Wetterling. As Stewart was searching for this murder suspect, Stewart himself was shot and killed by the same suspect who killed Wetterling.