LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A memorial ceremony will be held Saturday for the U.S. Coast Guard Officer who was killed in a boating accident.
Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne, 34, was killed on Dec. 2 after two Mexican nationals rammed their panga boat into a Coast Guard vessel near the Channel Islands.
Horne and several other officers were investigating the 30-foot long boat when the accident happened.
According to court documents, the panga boat’s crew turned their vessel towards Horne as his crew, revved up the engine and rammed into the Coast Guard boat.
Horne and another officer were thrown into the water. Horne was struck by a propeller and suffered a traumatic head injury. The other officer sustained a laceration to his knee.
Two suspects have been charged in the 34-year-old’s murder.
Horne was a Redondo Beach resident and 14-year veteran of the Coast Guard.
The memorial ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at Reservation Point, 1001 South Seaside Avenue in San Pedro on Terminal Island.
The ceremony is not open to the public.