Archive of 2017 August

30Aug2017

Deputy Sheriff Robert French

Deputy Sheriff Bob French was shot and killed outside of the Ramada Inn in the 2600 block of Auburn Boulevard while attempting to serve a warrant as part of an auto theft investigation. Members of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Auto Theft Task Force had just taken two women into custody after observing them enter a stolen automobile. A search warrant was obtained for a hotel room as part of

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27Aug2017

Sergeant Steve Perez

Sergeant Steve Perez drowned after his patrol car was caught in floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Sergeant Perez left home at approximately 4 a.m. in an attempt to report to his duty station in the downtown area, but was unable to reach it due to impassible roads caused by extreme flooding. He spent more than two hours trying to find a route, but when he could not, he alerted

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24Aug2017

Deputy Sheriff Timothy Braden

Deputy Sheriff Timothy Braden was killed in a vehicle crash as he pursued a vehicle on Barkada Road, northwest of Monticello, at approximately 1:30 am. The vehicle fled when Deputy Braden attempted to conduct a traffic stop on it. As the pursuit continued along Barkada Road the subject threw narcotics out of the window. The suspect's vehicle and Deputy Braden's vehicle both went out of control

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22Aug2017

Deputy Sheriff Robert Rumfelt

Deputy Sheriff Rob Rumfelt suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to a fight call involving approximately five people in the 900 block of Boggs Lane, in Lakeport, at approximately 8:00 pm. One of the subjects resisted arrest and was subsequently tased before being taken into custody. As Deputy Rumfelt drove away from the scene after the arrest he suffered a medical emergency, causing

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19Aug2017

Sergeant Richard “Sam” Howard

Sergeant Sam Howard and Police Officer Matthew Baxter were shot and killed while responding to reports of three suspicious people in the area of Palmway Street and Cypress Street at approximately 9:30 pm. They were speaking to the men when a scuffle ensued and both officers shot. Both were transported to Osceola Regional Medical Center where Officer Baxter was pronounced dead. Sergeant Howard

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18Aug2017

Police Officer Matthew Baxter

Police Officer Matthew Baxter and Sergeant Sam Howard were shot and killed while responding to reports of three suspicious people in the area of Palmway Street and Cypress Street at approximately 9:30 pm. They were speaking to the men when a scuffle ensued and both officers shot. Both were transported to Osceola Regional Medical Center where Officer Baxter was pronounced dead. Sergeant Howard

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17Aug2017

Correctional Officer David Torres-Chaparro

Correctional Officer David Torres-Chaparro suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in riot control training at the former Industrial Women's Prison in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico. He began to experience chest pains during the training and was transported to a local hospital where he passed away. Officer Torres-Chaparro had served with the Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and

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13Aug2017

Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Clark

Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Clark was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a shooting call. He was traveling through the Falcon community on Mississippi 3, approximately eight miles north of Marks, when he swerved to avoid two dogs that ran into the roadway. Deputy Clark had served with the Quitman County Sheriff's Office for two years and had previously served as the chief of the Crowder

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12Aug2017

Trooper Pilot Berke M. M. Bates

Trooper Pilot Berke Bates and Lieutenant Pilot Jay Cullen were killed when their Bell 407 helicopter crashed into a wooded area in a residential neighborhood on Old Farm Road in Albemarle County, Virginia, at approximately 6:30 pm. They were in the area to monitor civil unrest that was occurring in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a large protest. The helicopter had just taken off to monitor

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12Aug2017

Lieutenant Pilot H. Jay Cullen

Lieutenant Pilot Jay Cullen and Trooper Pilot Berke Bates were killed when their Bell 407 helicopter crashed into a wooded area in a residential neighborhood on Old Farm Road in Albemarle County, Virginia. They were in the area to monitor civil unrest that was occurring in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a large protest. The helicopter had just taken off to monitor the Virginia governor's

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