The Names Of The 14 San Bernardino Shooting Victims Have All Been Released
Late Thursday afternoon, the coroner released the names of the 14 San Bernardino victims who died in the mass shooting the day before. They were: Shannon Johnson, Bennetta Betbadal, Aurora Godoy, Isaac Amanios, Larry "Daniel" Kaufman, Harry Bowman, Yvette Velasco, Sierra Clayborn, Robert Adams, Nicholas Thalasinos, Tin Nguyen, Juan Espinoza, Damian Meins, and Michael Wetzel.
The stories of the victims have been coming out all Thursday as families and friends have taken to social media and crowdfunding pages to share messages of love and support. Many of the victims were employees of the San Bernardino County Health Department, who were gathered in the Inland Regional Center on Wednesday before the shooting broke out, killing 14 and injuring 21. The shooting suspects were identified as Syed Farook, who was an employee at the health department, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik.
Many of the victims left behind loving husbands, wives, partners, friends, and children, who have been brave enough to share the stories about the loved ones that they lost. As more information is released on the 14 people who lost their lives in the San Bernardino shooting, the horrors of this tragedy hurt much deeper than could ever be imagined.
Robert Adams, 40
Robert Adams was an environmental health specialist for the San Bernardino County Health Department. He leaves behind his wife, Summer, and their young daughter, Savannah. A GoFundMe page for them can be found here.
Sierra Clayborn, 27
Sierra Clayborn was also an environmental health specialist. Her sister wrote on Facebook, "RIP Baby sis I love you more than you ever knew."
Michael Wetzel, 37
Michael Wetzel, a supervising environmental health specialist, was a father of six. A YouCaring crowdfunding page to support his family can be found here.
Nicholas Thalasinos was a health inspector at the county department. A GoFundMe page to support his wife can be found here.
Daniel Kaufman, 42
Larry "Daniel" Kaufman was a coffee shop manager at the Inland Regional Center. His boyfriend, Ryan Reyes, described Kaufman as a gregarious free spirit.
Isaac Amanios, 60
Isaac Amanios was a husband and father of three, and the cousin of New York Giants safety Nat Berhe.
Bennetta Betbadal was devoted to her husband and her three children. A GoFundMe page to support her family can be found here.
Damian Meins, 58
Damian Meins was a retiree who began working for the county health department not too long ago. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters.
Yvette Velasco, 27
Yvette Velasco, a health inspector with the county, was one of the youngest victims at only 27.
Tin Nguyen, 31
Tin Nguyen was a food inspector with the health department. She was planning to get married next year.
Aurora Godoy, 26
Aurora Godoy was the youngest victim. She leaves behind her husband of three years, James.
Harry Bowman, 46
Harry Bowman left behind two young daughters.
Juan Espinoza, 50
Juan Espinoza was a environmental health inspector who left behind a wife and two children.
Shannon Johnson, 45
Shannon Johnson was an environmental health specialist at the county public health department for 11 years. He cared about animal welfare, civil rights, and social services.
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