Hero of the Game


Wednesday, 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. 

September 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.


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Lieutenant Jim Considine

Lieutenant 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.  

Deputy 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, California