Deputy Didier Hurdle was shot and killed after stopping suspected gang members. When Deputy Hurdle and a cadet trainee stopped the suspect’s car, the suspect exited and opened fire. The Cadet was wounded in the leg, but was able to return fire. Deputy Hurdle was shot and killed. During the gun battle, the deputies were able to wound one of the suspects. Responding deputies were able to follow the suspects’ blood trail. The suspects were apprehended and charged with murder of a police officer and possession of PCP.