Officer Henry Minard was shot and killed while responding to a silent alarm at a jewelry store in a local mall.
As he approached the store, it appeared that all of the customers were acting calm and nothing was out of the ordinary. However, as he entered the store he was shot in the back by an assailant.
The suspects were apprehended and convicted of Officer Minard's murder and sentenced to prison. The shooter was denied parole in 1999 and again died in prison on April 4, 2010; the other suspect also died in prison.
Officer Minard is survived by his wife and two daughters.