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Sheriff Scott Jones
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
711 G Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 874-5115
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Deputy Sheriff Robert French was shot and killed outside of a motel while attempting to serve a warrant during an auto theft investigation. A search warrant was obtained for a motel room and two California Highway Patrol officers knocked on the room's door and a male subject opened fire with a rifle wounding the two officers. The suspect then opened fire from the room's balcony killing Deputy Sheriff French. After an exchange of gunfire with police, the suspect was wounded and taken into custody. Deputy Sheriff French is the 31st officer to be shot in killed in 2017 and the sixth officer fatality from the state of California.