Sergeant Steven Donald Van Horn

Sergeant Steven Donald Van Horn

Newport Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, November 16, 1997

Steven Donald Van Horn

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.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Thursday, January 1, 1987

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Rest In Peace Brother. We honor you on the 20th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you and your family for your and their sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 16, 2017

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