The women left behind when two bail bonds men were killed last week are talking publicly for the first time.
Police say Brandon and Zack Sims were shot to death while to trying to arrest a bail jumper. Brandon Sims was engaged to be married.
His older brother Zack had been married for seven years.
When 23-year-old Brandon Sims and 26-year-old Zack Sims were killed Janelle Lopez lost her fiancé and Carla Sims lost her husband of seven years. Carla and Zack have a 6-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old son.
"I haven't told my children anything yet I dont even know what to say to my kids," widow Carla Sims said.
Carla says when her kids ask for Daddy she says he is at work. Zack was in the Navy for five years and his children believe he is on a deployment.
Janelle Lopez was set to be married to Brandon in October and the couple were just days away from buying their first house when he was killed.
"He was so excited we looked at many and fell in love with one, and I wouldn't live in it without him so I am fine with it," Lopez said.
She says Brandon worked as bail bondsman for five years. Lopez says she always worried when Brandon was working because of danger involved.
"Every time it was stressful, every time he came home I would hug him. I wouldnt tell him that I was concerned. I would kiss him and say, Come back. Be careful," Lopez said.
Zack and Carla moved to Bakersfield just two weeks ago so Zack could work with Brandon. The night they were killed was the first time Zack had gone out on a recovery.
"Unfortunately things went wrong that night," Sims said.
Carla and Janelle say both men were wearing bulletproof vests when they went out that night but neither man had a firearm.
"They weren't allowed to carry weapons unless they had a CCW neither of them did they only had Tasers and Mace; thats probably why it happened the way it did," Lopez said.
Now both women are trying find a way to go on without the men they loved.
"I loved him more than anything in the world," Lopez said.
"I am happy that my husband went with his brother because they were so close and they are at peace together, Sims said.
Zack and Brandon were two of six siblings. One of their older brothers is a Bakersfield police officer.
The women say they are still trying to raise the money for both funerals. Friends of the family are hosting a car wash Saturday and donations are still being taken at Bank of America.
The car wash will be at the Sonic Drive-In on White Lane between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday.
The fund is set up at Bank of America account number 1267119417.
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