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Corporal Bruce Roger Verhoeven | Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California


Bruce Roger Verhoeven

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 4, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Corporal Bruce Verhoeven was shot and killed during the search for an armed robbery suspect.

He was working a special holiday crime prevention detail when he responded to an armed robbery call. The suspect had been chased to a nearby apartment complex by another officer.

Corporal Verhoeven responded to the scene and began to cordon off an area then took cover nearby. When a group of bystanders began to assemble Corporal Verhoeven left his cover to protect them. The suspect opened fire fatally wounding Corporal Verhoeven. The other officer was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Corporal Verhoeven had served with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department for 10 years.

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