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Senior Deputy Lisa Dianne Whitney | Ventura County Sheriff's Office, California Ventura County Sheriff's Office, California

Senior Deputy

Lisa Dianne Whitney

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 12, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Senior Deputy Whitney was killed when her unmarked cruiser was broadsided at an intersection with disabled traffic signals. A power outage had disabled the traffic signals and everyone was treating the intersection as a four way stop, which is California law when traffic signals do not work. After Deputy Whitney stopped she began to proceed through the intersection when the cruiser was struck on the driver's side door by a pickup truck who's driver failed to stop. She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. The suspect, who was under the influence of methamphetamine, was found guilty of vehicular manslaughter in October 1999.

Senior Deputy Whitney was awarded Officer of the Year in 1996 and is survived by her husband, a police officer from another agency.

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Deputy Whitney, On this day I want to take a minute to say thank you for your brave service. Rest in Peace

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland
August 12, 2014


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