Hero of the Game
March 14th, Lieutenant Jim Considine of the San Bernardino County
Sheriff’s Department will be honored as the Hero of the Game. Prior to the Ontario Reign Hockey Game at the
Citizens Bank Arena, the ceremony to acknowledge Lt. Considine will be at 7:00
P.M. He has been a lifelong fan of hockey and is being given the opportunity to
drop the puck. There will be a special ceremony and video sharing his
story before to the game.
27, 1997, Lieutenant Considine was a San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputy, assigned
to patrol in the county area of Victorville. He assisted his partner on a
traffic stop which turned into the nightmare scenario for him. An
assailant with an arsenal did not stop immediately and lured law enforcement to
an isolated area. Once there, the suspect opened fire on Deputy Jim
Considine and other deputies using an AK-47 assault rifle at close range.
Although Considine was grievously wounded (shot four times), he returned fire,
and the attacker was killed.
Jim Considine eventually recovered from his injuries, but one of his legs was
so badly injured it prevented him from serving as a deputy any longer. He
had the injured leg amputated and eventually returned to the force with a
prosthetic leg below his knee. Considine not only qualified as a deputy
sheriff, but went on to pass through one of the most rigorous S.W.A.T. program
imaginable and graduated top of his class.
Sheriff Lieutenant Jim Considine was holding a MAGLITE flashlight when he was
shot, that is now in the MAGLITE Museum where it still has an AK47 round lodged
in it. Considine has stated that the flashlight saved his life.
Hero of the Game Ceremony
When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Where: Citizens Business Bank Arena
4000 Ontario Center - Ontario,