Those killed in the rampage at the Inland
Regional Center, where a work event and holiday function for the San Bernardino
County Health Department were taking place.
The December 2, 2015 victims are: Shannon Johnson, 45, Benneta Bet-Badal, 46, Aurora
Godoy, 26, Isaac Amanios, 60, Larry Kaufman, 42, Harry Bowman, 46, Yvette
Velasco, 27, Sierra Clayborn, 27, Robert Adams, 40, Nicholas Thalasinos, 52,
Tin Nguyen, 31, Juan Espinoza, 50, Damian Meins, 58 and Michael Wetzel, 37.
Published November 30, 2017 | By County
of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors, Chairman
Fourteen beautiful souls were taken
from us and countless others were forever scarred on December 2, 2015.
two years have gone by since the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center
in San Bernardino, each day we think about those who are no longer with us,
those who are still healing physically and emotionally, and the impact this
horrific tragedy has had on our San Bernardino County community.
grief, the anger and the fear remain. We are still unable to grasp what drives
this brand of evil.
that terrible day, the world reached out to San Bernardino County, offered
support, thoughts and prayers. The county community wrapped its arms around our
County Government family and comforted us through some very dark times.
December 2 of this year, we will pay special remembrance to those who are no
longer with us – husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters,
brothers, neighbors and co-workers – and honor those who suffer still.
this second anniversary, the County Environmental Health Services family and
the Board of Supervisors are asking the public to join us wherever you may be
in a moment of remembrance at 10:55 a.m. on Saturday, December 2. At that time
the county will pay tribute to those who were taken from us and the survivors
on our Twitter and Facebook platforms, https://twitter.com/SBCounty and https://www.facebook.com/SanBernardinoCounty respectively.
you fly an American flag at home or business, we ask that you lower your flag
to half-staff on Saturday in honor of the lives taken and the lives shattered
on that day two years ago.
we ask that you continue to pray for those who are still healing, and show love
and appreciation to your families, friends, and neighbors.
I am pleased to report that a great deal of progress has been made in creating
a permanent December 2 memorial. Under the guidance of a memorial committee
headed by Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales and including members of the
Environmental Health family, the county is close to selecting a consultant with
experience in public arts and memorials to guide and facilitate our search for
an artist to design the memorial.
the tragedy of December 2, I and the other members of the Board of Supervisors
vowed to stand together and help our county emerge stronger than ever before.
We continue to hold each other up while offering assistance to the growing
number of communities across our country who fall victim to this kind of
violence and terror. We will never forget. We are SB Strong.
continue to struggle from the events of December 2, 2015. Avenues of assistance