Deputy - Chester L. Larson


Chester Larson

Deputy Chester L. “Chico” Larson
May 5, 1934 – January 20, 1969

Deputy Larson drowned while attempting to rescue a group of hikers at Sespe Creek. Chico was stranded in a stalled rescue tractor in the middle of the river and was washed off the top of the tractor with 10 other victims. There was one survivor. Two days, earlier, Chico saved a party of 12 school girls and 2 adults. He was stationed at Lockwood Valley.