Officer James Ryan Candles was 28-years-old when he took a fatal shot to the left side of his vest. Before collapsing, he shot 14 rounds at the shooter.
McCandless, a Michigan native, who played football, liked to fish, hunt and above all else was a fiancé, son, brother and friend.
Posthumously McCandless was awarded a medal of honor, purple heart and life saving medal for saving a baby's life.
27-year-old officer Nicholas Keegan Armstrong died Saturday, August 6th, four days after the shooting.
Armstrong, a member of the street crimes unit, arrived at the scene on bike. He was the first man shot. He did draw his weapon but wasn't able to return fire.
Those who knew Armstrong remember him as a dedicated police officer, a gifted photographer and a faithful friend.
Armstrong worked for the Spearfish Police Department before joining the Rapid City police force in 2009.