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Sergeant Rod Barron Lucas | Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California

Sergeant

Rod Barron Lucas

Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch: Monday, October 31, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 20 years

Badge # 119

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Sergeant Rod Lucas was accidentally shot and killed as he and other detectives discussed the safety of backup weapons at their office near Clinton Avenue and Winery Avenue.

During the discussion one of the other detectives' weapons was accidentally discharged and the round struck Sergeant Lucas in the chest. He was transported to Community Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to the wound a short time later.

Sergeant Lucas had served with the Fresno County Sheriff's Office for 20 years and was assigned to the Special Investigations Unit. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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Rod was my sons football coach for three years. One year I was assitant coach with him. He will always be missed on the football fields in Lemoore and in the community.

PO1 Wedell
U.S. Navy
August 17, 2017

 

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