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Sheriff Brian Martin
Lake County Sheriff's Office
1220 Martin Street
P.O. Box 489
Lakeport, CA 95453
Phone: (707) 262-4200
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Deputy Sheriff Robert Rumfelt suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to a fight call involving several individuals. One of the individuals fled the scene and resisted arrest and was subsequently tased before being taken into custody. After the incident, Deputy Sheriff Rumfelt left the scene and suffered a medical emergency causing his patrol car to leave the roadway and strike a tree. He was transported to the hospital where he passed away. Deputy Sheriff Rumfelt is the 5th law enforcement officer fatality from the state of California.