ATC Mason Honors Terrorist Attack Victims

Terrorist attack victims
Wetzel Family

San Bernardino, CA — San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector (ATC) Ensen Mason today joined Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman, County Environmental Services, and Public Health in remembering the victims of the terrorist attack at a County office four years ago today. Fourteen people died, including 13 members of our County family, and many more were wounded physically and emotionally.

“Our thoughts and prayers today are with the families of those who suffered and died in this horrific, unprovoked attack on innocent people,” said Mason. “I join the Board of Supervisors in requesting that all ATC employees join people throughout the county in a moment of remembrance this morning at 10:55 AM, the time of the attack.”

The ATC Department was touched by this tragedy as Michael Wetzel, the husband of former ATC employee Renee Wetzel and father of their six children, was among those murdered by the terrorists.

Michael Raymond Wetzel was a San Bernardino County health worker who was an integral part of Lake Arrowhead. Wetzel, a 1996 graduate of Rim of the World High School in Lake Arrowhead, lived in the mountain community with his family and actively participated in his children’s sporting events and other activities. He spent much of his time as an active member of the Church of the Woods, which is also based there. 

Professionally, he was a supervising environmental health specialist for the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health. Renee Wetzel worked for ATC as an Office Assistant III from March 2012 to September 2013. She was promoted during her time at ATC, and was known for her strong work ethic and her great heart for other people.

Our hearts go out to Renee and her family as they continue to endure the pain that comes with this great loss. Please join us in united prayer for them at 10:55 AM.

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