Monday, December 3, 2012

U.S. Coast Guard Officer Killed by Drug Smugglers Near Santa Cruz Island

This is off the coast of Santa Barbara.

The suspects have been captured. Something like this has apparently never happened, although I can't imagine proper protocol was in play. A smaller Coast Guard vessel being rammed by a smuggling boat? That sounds messed up.

See the Los Angeles Times, "Coast Guardsman is killed after suspected smugglers ram his boat."