Adam Bernal (12330)

12/30/2006: Officers were responding to a report that the suspects in the truck were trying to steal a trailer. The truck fled from patrol cars but got stuck in snow on a dead-end street, police said. Officer A.J. Zayatz approached the truck after it got stuck and confronted the men, Davis said. During the confrontation, Zayatz fell under the truck as it continued to try to get unstuck. The second officer, Josh Stramel, saw Zayatz under the truck and shot and killed the driver, who was spinning the tires and rocking the truck to try to free it from the snow.

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