Just in case you have not heard the news from Orange County, California. Its worst mass murder took one of the Southern California LRC on October 12 2011.
Darrin Simmons writes, 'Dave and I have spent many, many hours and days off road in his Discovery scouting trails for that perfect trip to share. I have been his co-pilot for many years, when his wife was not in the seat next to him, and I will miss him with all my heart. Sadness does not even explain the feelings I have with Dave gone. You see Dave was our Trail Master and Lead Guide on our Off-Road events, at Land Rover Mission Viejo, which sometimes included up to 30 vehicles. There was a team of six of us that planned and ran these events. We relied on Dave to get us into and out of the back country without getting lost. He had not worked for Land Rover Mission Viejo for many years, but still continued to be the Trail Master. We just recently ran a scouting trip for the Memorial Run, and we missed having Dave's guidance to say the least. We had taken a few wrong trails. It just will never be the same without him.
The Friends of Dave Caouette Off-Road Memorial Run Saturday Dec. 3, 2011 Big Bear, California. All 4x4 vehicles are welcome and we are trying to raise funds for his family. In Lieu of flowers:?Please make checks payable to:?Dave Caouette Memorial Fund?C/O Long Beach Police Officers Association?2865 Temple Ave.?Signal Hill, Ca. 90755-2212
100% of funds collected by LBPOA will directly help Dave’s family.