At this point a third San Diego officer, Gary E. Mitrovich
, 26, a 4-year veteran, arrived on the scene.He
heard the two officers on the radio describe the situation, as it existed before the shooting began, and decided to drive to that location.From a block away he
heard gunshots and at the scene he
saw two parked police vehicles but was unable to see Ruopp
stepped from his
saw two men in the nearby darkness.
injuries and on Nov. 30, 1984 was awarded the Medal of Valor, San Diego Police Department's highest honor, for his