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It is with great sadness that we announce the murder of a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy; killed in the line of duty while investigating a suspicious occupied vehicle within a business parking lot in the 2000 block of Arden Way this morning, October 24, 2014.

Deputy Danny Oliver and his partner were approaching the occupied vehicle when, for reasons unknown, the occupant(s) fired multiple rounds at the Deputies, striking Deputy Oliver in the upper torso and mortally wounding him.  The suspects fled the scene and began a violent crime spree by carjacking several citizens of their vehicles in a nearby neighborhood, shooting one in the upper torso.  That shooting victim is reported to be in stable condition.

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Deputy Danny Oliver, 47, was a 15-year veteran of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, assigned to the North Patrol Division; Problem Oriented Policing team.  He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

While this investigation is very active and ongoing, we encourage anyone with information pertaining to the murder of Deputy Oliver and this investigation, to please contact the Sheriff’s Department primary point of contact for this event at (916) 874-9022.ย 

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