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  • Joseph McKinney :
    first peace officer slain in the line of duty in Sacramento County Sheriff McKinney a young man in his early 20 s lived in the gold rush fever days of the early west an era burdened with a myriad of law and order problems An epidemic known as squatters riots developed throughout the west and Sacramento was no exception It was during a confrontation to oust land illegally seized by squatters that McKinney became Sacramento County s first law enforcement member to be slain in the line of duty Several confrontations took place between Sacramento government officials and squatters with heavy casualties on both sides during the summer of 1850 Following the funeral of the City Assessor who was slain during a battle in a house on Second Street on August 14 1850 Sheriff McKinney who narrowly escaped the barrage of bullets the day before rounded up twenty deputies and rode to Brighton a settlement several miles outside of Sacramento where squatters had barricaded themselves in a house As the Sheriff and his deputies entered the house the Sheriff ordered the armed squatters to lay down their weapons A volley of gunfire erupted killing the young sheriff who stood in

    Original URL path: http://www.sacmemorial.org/end_of_watch/joseph_mckinney (2016-04-25)
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  • Officer William Warner : June 1st, 1981
    Sacramento Police Sheriff Memorial Annual Remembrance Ceremony END OF WATCH Officer William Warner June 1st 1981 While preparing to go on duty Officer Warner was transferring his police revolver from his civilian holster to his uniform holster when the weapon accidentally discharged The bullet hit Officer Warner above his left eye Officer Warner was rushed to the hospital and died shortly thereafter on June 1 1981 Contact Us Terms of

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  • Officer Arnold Gamble : February 15th, 1963
    died instantly from a gunshot wound the received in a vicious gun battle during a robbery at a local bar Acting instinctively as he fell to the floor Officer Gamble was able to shoot off four shots at his assailant as he ran from the scene His assailant also near death was apprehended in a nearby cabin The night of the shooting was to have been Officer Gamble s last

    Original URL path: http://www.sacmemorial.org/end_of_watch/officer_arnold_gamble (2016-04-25)
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  • Officer Andrew Collins : April 19th, 1972
    Andrew Collins April 19th 1972 Officer Collins was involved in a high speed chase in the south area on April 19 1972 when he was thrown from his motorcycle as it hit a concrete abutment His body was found about 200 feet away from his motorcycle The vehicle he was chasing was found about four blocks from the scene of the accident Officer Collins was 24 years old and had

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  • William Littlejohn : June 3rd, 1965
    wrists in a suicide attempt when their squad car was struck by a drunk driver The unit s red lights and siren were engaged when the drunk driver pulled into the path of the emergency vehicle Deputy Littlejohn died in the hospital two days later from his injuries Also injured in the crash were Deputy Kirkman and the suspect driver his wife and their two passengers All were treated for

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  • Rick Deffner : January 21st, 1988
    suspects car and gave chase The suspect crushed his car into a fence ran from the vehicle while firing shots at the pursuing officers He disappeared into the neighborhood An intensive search began by officers K 9 and helicopter An eight block perimeter was established and a house by house search continued until it was terminated because of darkness Several hours later a direct confrontation again occurred between the suspect and officers when he was seen hiding in a garage He again fired at officers and fled to a public storage area near a large apartment complex A perimeter was quickly established and the Gold Team was again called and assigned the responsibility to search within the controlled area Sergeant Deffner realized that if the suspect was on the roof of the apartment complex he would have a definite advantage over the officers below who where attempting to arrest him Sergeant Deffner made the decision to search the roof with two of his team members While on the roof the officers heard noises in a yard below As Sergeant Deffner peered over the edge of the roof he was shot in the face by the suspect Sergeant Deffner died that

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  • Officer Rodney Butts : October 15th, 1975
    Memorial Annual Remembrance Ceremony END OF WATCH Officer Rodney Butts October 15th 1975 Officer Butts died on October 15 1975 after suffering a sudden heart attack after subduing a suspect who was resisting arrest Officer Butts became ill after booking the suspect into the jail He was rushed to the hospital where he later died Officer Butts a 15 year veteran of the police department was 40 years old Contact

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  • Danny Oliver : October 24th, 2014
    carjack a vehicle whose driver resisted and was shot multiple times by the male suspect The victim was listed in serious condition as of Friday night The suspects fled that parking lot into a nearby neighborhood where they carjacked another vehicle then fled a few blocks away where they encountered a gardener working on a home The suspects took the gardener s truck and fled to a Carmichael neighborhood where they were spotted changing their clothes by a county park ranger Before officers could arrive the suspects fled east on Interstate 80 exiting at the city of Auburn As the suspects were pulled over to the side of the road they were spotted by two Placer County Sheriff s Deputies As the deputies approached the vehicle they were immediately met with gunfire from an AR 15 rifle striking both deputies Both were transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center where Deputy Jeff Davis was treated and released His partner Investigator Michael Davis Jr did not survive his injuries The female suspect identified as Jannelle Monroy 38 was taken into custody at an Auburn city park The male suspect 34 year old Marcelo Marquez aka Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamonte fled into a

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