Garrett Sutton Obituary, Death – It is with great sorrow that we must inform you of the passing of our son, Garrett Sutton. On January 1, 2004, Garrett was the first infant born in Ventura County. On Saturday, May 6th, he was shot and killed, taking his life at the young age of nineteen. Garrett’s upbringing was typical of a child from Camarillo. He went to Tierra Linda Elementary School, where he made some of his closest friends for life. He was a huge fan of video games, Pokémon cards, Pokémon Go, and soccer.
While at Las Colinas Middle School, Garrett’s existing friendships flourished and he made many new ones. The highlight of middle school for him was expanding his network of friends and going on a class trip to New York and Washington, D.C. While a student at Camarillo High, Garrett acquired a unique fashion sense. His favorite brands included Supreme, Gucci, and vintage finds.
He was also a sneakerhead, always trading and flipping pairs. He dreamed of one day owning a high-performance vehicle like a Hellcat because he was captivated by exotic cars and had a thing for Lamborghinis. Too often at Lake Isabella, where Garrett loved to ride his Waverunner, he displayed his “need for speed.” Garrett had been working at OST Trucks and Crane, where he learnt the value of a hard day’s labor and where he aspired to one day become a crane operator, since he was fifteen years old.
Together with his guidance counselor, he developed a plan to fulfill his ambition of joining the Operating Engineers Union. Sure enough, he joined the Operating Engineers Union, Local 12 after graduating from high school thanks to a sponsorship from OST Trucks and Cranes. Garrett’s first job out of school was operating a forklift at the Port of Hueneme. He was always excited to see the incoming vehicles and other forms of cargo at the Port. As is customary in the Port, Garrett quickly earned the nickname “Sunshine.”