Acting Governor Newsom's Statement on Deaths of Sheriff Departments' Officers


10-24-2014

SAN FRANCISCO - Acting Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement following the shooting deaths of two Sheriff Departments' Deputies today.

"Jennifer and I mourn the loss of Deputy Sheriff Daniel Oliver and Detective Michael Davis Jr. with great sorrow, and offer our heartfelt condolences to their families, friends and colleagues.

We are appalled by this malicious violence inflicted upon our communities and directed toward the men and women whose courage, duty and service to protecting the public is unsurpassed."

Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff Daniel Oliver, 47, was shot when approaching a suspicious vehicle in Sacramento. The 15-year veteran of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is survived by his wife and two children.

Placer County Sheriff's Department Detective Michael David Davis Jr.,42, was shot in the line of duty in Auburn. The 15-year veteran of the Placer County Sheriff's Department is survived by his wife and four children.

In honor of Deputy Oliver and Detective Davis, Lieutenant Governor Newsom, acting as Governor of California pursuant to section 12059 of the California Government Code, ordered Capitol flags to be flown at half-staff.

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