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  • David E. Miller : January 2nd, 1983
    David E Miller January 2nd 1983 Sheriff s Detective David E Miller was killed in a vehicle accident while off duty on January 2 1983 Detective Miller was leaving a north area establishment when his brother in law who had accompanied him became involved in an altercation with two men in the parking lot The two subjects got into their car and while leaving the parking lot the vehicle swerved and struck Miller s brother in law Detective Miller witnessing the incident jumped into his pick up truck and chased the two men He had witnessed the altercation and when the vehicle struck his brother in law perhaps causing serious injury or death he believed he had been deliberately run over and pursued the potentially fleeing felons Detective Miller drove at high rate of speed following the two subjects As he gained on the vehicle he attempted to slowly force it over to the side of the road however Detective Miller s pick up hit the rear of the other car and the pick up left the road hitting a power pole Detective Miller was killed instantly in the crash Subsequent investigation determined that Miller s brother in law was

    Original URL path: http://www.sacmemorial.org/end_of_watch/david_e._miller (2016-04-25)
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  • Eugene Luther : April 25th, 1980
    1980 Officer Luther was leaving a north area restaurant at about 10 p m When he reached his car in the parking lot and opened the car door he was confronted by an armed subject who demanded all of his money In an effort to protect himself Officer Luther drew a small caliber handgun however the suspect fired first Officer Luther was able to return fire and it is believed

    Original URL path: http://www.sacmemorial.org/end_of_watch/eugene_luther (2016-04-25)
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  • Christopher Boone : October 25th, 1979
    In addition to his threats he made known his intent to confront her in the home that day A short time later the suspect arrived at the residence to carry out his threats When the suspect entered the home Detective Boone identified himself and verbally placed the subject under arrest The man attempted to run from the house but was caught by Boone at the front door A violent struggle

    Original URL path: http://www.sacmemorial.org/end_of_watch/christopher_boone (2016-04-25)
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  • Officer Doyle Popovich : August 3rd, 1974
    2016 Sacramento Police Sheriff Memorial Annual Remembrance Ceremony 2015 Sacramento Police Sheriff Memorial Annual Remembrance Ceremony 2014 Sacramento Police Sheriff Memorial Annual Remembrance Ceremony END OF WATCH Officer Doyle Popovich August 3rd 1974 Officer Doyle Popovich was killed August 3 1974 while apprehending a suspect for grand theft auto Contact Us Terms of Use Copyright 2016 Sacramento Police and Sheriff s Memorial All Rights Reserved Please visit related web sites

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  • Bruce Verhoeven : December 4th, 1973
    worked on gaining weight the Sheriff s Department changed the minimum age requirement to 23 years Bruce was disappointed but determined By the time he turned 23 his weight was up and he was ready Bruce loved being a deputy and loved his law enforcement family According to his wife Betty Bruce would do anything anytime for his friends and co workers He lived by the motto my home is open twenty four hours to any of my friends and colleagues and he meant it He felt a very strong bond with his co workers and truly felt they were his family He also had a great sense of humor and was a fun loving young man He was well liked by his co workers and was a dedicated employee of the Sacramento County Sheriff s Department When he was a detective and had a take home car Bruce and his wife would sit outside at night and listen to calls on the Sheriff s radio For entertainment Betty now wonders what the neighbors thought During the Christmas holiday season of 1973 Bruce was assigned to a special crime suppression detail He responded to an armed robbery in progress at

    Original URL path: http://www.sacmemorial.org/end_of_watch/bruce_verhoeven (2016-04-25)
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  • Kenneth B. Royal : June 7th, 1968
    vehicle the driver suddenly jumped from the car and fled on foot across a nearby field Officer Royal arrived at the scene and while his fellow officer covered him he approached the suspect still inside the car The man opened the car door and began to exit Suddenly he drew a gun from his waistband and fired striking Officer Royal Both officers returned fire as the suspect attempted to flee

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  • Officer Eugene McKnight : July 23rd, 1963
    While off duty he and his wife were shopping for supplies for a trip to their cabin As they approached the checkstand Officer McKnight noticed a robbery in progress Leaving his wife in the store the armed officer moved carefully and followed the lone suspect outside As Officer McKnight approached the suspect at his getaway car the suspect s partner suddenly grabbed Officer McKnight from behind A cocked gun was

    Original URL path: http://www.sacmemorial.org/end_of_watch/officer_eugene_mcknight (2016-04-25)
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  • Roger Bauman : December 12th, 1961
    later and a pursuit ensued covering several blocks Twice the suspect attempted to sideswipe the marked unit until the officers were finally able to force the suspect to stop to avoid driving into an open ditch Officer Bauman who was still inside the vehicle had his service revolver pointed at the suspect while Officer Lee ran to the rear of the squad car and around to the suspect s vehicle

    Original URL path: http://www.sacmemorial.org/end_of_watch/roger_bauman (2016-04-25)
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