City of Oakland police Officer John Grubensky was killed as he tried to evacuate a family from their home during the deadly Oakland Hills Fire on October 20, 1991. When his body was found he was laying on top of a woman’s body whom he was trying to rescue. The firestorm was due to an extremely hot, dry Summer and lack of emergency preparation for such an event. Unfortunately, lives were lost including that of Officer John Grubensky trying to save the lives of others. July 27, 2022 is a day to remember his sacrifice. His was one of 25 lives lost as a result of the fire.