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Sergeant Steven Donald Van Horn | Newport Beach Police Department, California Newport Beach Police Department, California

Sergeant

Steven Donald Van Horn

Newport Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, November 16, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Duty related illness

Incident Date: 1/1/1987

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Sergeant Van Horn, along with fire personnel, responded to a toxic chemicals fire in 1987. Sergeant Van Horn coordinated traffic and evacuation at the scene without protective gear and was exposed to the toxic chemicals. After the fire, Sergeant Van Horn and three firefighters were diagnosed with cancer. Sgt. Van Horn passed away from the illness on November 16, 1997. One other firefighter has also passed away. The City of Newport Beach proclaimed his illness and death duty related. Sergeant Van Horn is survived by his wife and six children.

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Rest in peace grandpa wish I could have met you

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