Legislative Inland Empire Caucus Honors San Bernardino Terror Attack First Responders and Emergency Personnel

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

On Monday, March 28, members of the bipartisan Inland Empire Caucus recognized individuals representing the over 300 first responders and emergency personnel who responded to the December 2, 2015 terror attack on the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.

Caucus Chair Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) and Senator Connie Leyva (D-Chino) led floor recognitions in the Senate. Caucus Vice-Chair Assemblymember Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino) and Assemblyman Marc Steinorth (R-Rancho Cucamonga) led floor ceremonies during Assembly floor session. 

“The quickness and professionalism these individuals demonstrated, working together to overcome this tragedy, is an example of strength that did not go unnoticed, showing the world what it means to be San Bernardino Strong,” said Morrell. “We’re proud of these public servants for placing the well-being of others before themselves. On behalf of the Inland Empire Caucus it is our great privilege to honor them.”

Honorees included:

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
John McMahon, Sheriff - Coroner
Shaun Wallen, Deputy Sheriff

San Bernardino Police Department
Jarrod Burguan, Chief of Police
Annemarie Teall, Dispatch Supervisor
Michael Madden, Lieutenant (unable to attend)

Redlands Police Department
Mark A. Garcia, Chief of Police

San Bernardino City Fire Department
Thomas P. Hannemann, Fire Chief
Ryan Starling, Paramedic and SWAT team member
Grant Hubbell, Battalion Chief (represented by his daughter, Ashley Hubbell)

San Bernardino County Fire Department
Jack DeJong, Captain
Eric Sherwin, Firefighter
Kathleen Opliger, Division Chief (represented by Division Chief John Chamberlin)

American Medical Response
Robert Duarte Gutierrez, FTO, EVOC Instructor, Emergency Medical Technician

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
Michael M. Neeki, DO, MS, FACEP
Director of Tactical Medicine, ARMC Department of Emergency Medicine
Chief Medical Officer, San Bernardino County Department of Probation

Loma Linda University Medical Center
Dr. David Turay, MD, PhD, FACS, Chief of Acute Care Surgery (unable to attend)

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Pictured:
Back row: Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield), Senator Connie Leyva (D-Chino), Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), Assemblymember Marc Steinorth (R-Rancho Cucamonga), Assemblymember Ling-Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar)
Front row: Michael M. Neeki (Arrowhead Regional Medical Center), Robert Duarte Gutierrez (EMT, American Medical Response), San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon, Dispatch Supervisor Annemarie Teall (San Bernardino P.D.), Chief Jarrod Burguan (San Bernardino P.D.), San Bernardino Deputy Sheriff Shaun Wallen, SWAT Team Member Ryan Starling (San Bernardino City Fire Dept.), Chief Thomas P. Hannemann (San Bernardino City Fire), Capt. Jack DeJong (San Bernardino County Fire)


Pictured:
Back row: Robert Duarte Gutierrez (EMT, American Medical Response), Capt. Jack DeJong (San Bernardino County Fire), Chief Mark A. Garcia (Redlands P.D.), Dispatch Supervisor Annemarie Teall (San Bernardino P.D.), San Bernardino Deputy Sheriff Shaun Wallen, Chief Jarrod Burguan (San Bernardino P.D.), San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon, Chief Thomas P. Hannemann (San Bernardino City Fire), SWAT Team Member Ryan Starling (San Bernardino City Fire Dept.), Firefighter Eric Sherwin (San Bernardino County Fire), Ashley Hubbell (on behalf of father Grant Hubbell, Battalion Chief with San Bernardino City Fire), Division Chief John Chamberlin (on behalf of Division Chief Kathleen Opliger, San Bernardino County Fire), Michael M. Neeki (Arrowhead Regional Medical Center).
Front row: San Bernardino Mayor R. Carey Davis, San Bernardino County Supervisor Josie Gonzales, San Bernardino City Councilmember Fred Shorett, Assemblymember Eric Linder (R-Corona), Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona), Assemblymember Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale), Assemblymember Cheryl Brown (D–San Bernardino), Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Assemblymember Marc Steinorth (R-Rancho Cucamonga), Assemblymember Jay Obernolte (R-Big Bear Lake), Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), San Bernardino City Councilmember John Valdivia, San Bernardino City Councilmember Virginia Marquez.