Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, California — Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver was shot and killed as he and another deputy investigated a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a motel in the 2000 block of Arden Way.
A male occupant of the vehicle opened fire on the deputies with an AR-15 rifle, striking Deputy Oliver in the forehead. The man and a female occupant then fled in the vehicle as his partner returned fire. A short distance away the male shot a civilian when they attempted to carjack a vehicle. They then carjacked two other vehicles as they continued fleeing the area.
After carjacking the second vehicle the pair fled up I-80 to Auburn, where they exited the highway and stopped on the side of the road. They were spotted by Investigator Michael Davis, of the Placer County Sheriff’s Department, and his partner. As the two officer approached the vehicle the man opened fire with the AR-15 rifle, striking both deputies. Investigator Davis succumbed to his wounds at a local hospital.
The female was arrested at the scene while the male subject was arrested several hours later after barricading himself inside a nearby home.
Deputy Oliver had served with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.