Deputy Sheriff Lawrence Wilhelm Canfield

Deputy Sheriff Lawrence Wilhelm Canfield

Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Add to My Heroes

Lawrence Wilhelm Canfield

Deputy Sheriff Lawrence Canfield was killed in a motorcycle crash on Coloma Road, near Chase Drive, in Rancho Cordova.

He was traveling eastbound with lights and siren activated, attempting to overtake a speeder, when a vehicle turned left in front him.

He was transported to Mercy San Juan Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Deputy Canfield had served with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department for 13 years and was assigned to the Rancho Cordova Police Department through contract. He is survived by his wife, two children, and parents.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 1079

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

emergency response

Most Recent Reflection

View all 212 Reflections

I remember you. I’ll never forget you. You were the only honest one, you were the sunlight during my darkest days. You said, “I see what’s going on here”. You were the first, and the last. You are a man among them all. I’m sorry.

A girl he helped several times

October 13, 2021

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.