HORNE, Terrell (1978-2012), Coast Guardsman killed while chasing drug smugglers at Santa Cruz Island.
In the News~
December 2, 2012 [LAT]: “Coast Guardsman is killed after suspected smugglers ram his boat. A veteran U.S. Coast Guard chief petty officer was killed Sunday after suspected smugglers rammed his vessel near Santa Cruz Island, casting him into the ocean with a fatal head wound. Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III, 34, of Redondo Beach was second in command of the Halibut, an 87-foot patrol cutter based in Marina del Rey. Authorities said they could not recall a Coast Guard chief petty officer being killed in such a manner off the coast of California. Early Sunday morning, the Halibut was dispatched to investigate a boat operating near Santa Cruz Island, the largest of California's eight Channel Islands.”