On May 6, 2013, Captain Tim Huffman was killed by a distracted truck driver.

The truck driver was watching his cellphone, and slammed into Captain Huffman’s police cruiser. At the time of the crash, which involved three police cars and two fire department trucks, Captain Huffman was writing a report and ensuring the roads were safe.

Captain Huffman’s fellow law enforcement officers attempted to save him, but he succumbed to his injuries and was declared dead at the scene.