Deputy Sheriff Eugene Francis Denton

Deputy Sheriff Eugene Francis Denton

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Friday, July 8, 1955

Eugene Francis Denton

Deputy Sheriff Eugene Denton suffered a fatal heart attack at the Superior Courthouse while assisting a man who had collapsed in a courtroom.

As Deputy Denton ran to find a doctor in a nearby building he collapsed. Both he and the man he was assisting were transported to San Jose Hospital, where they both died.

Deputy Denton was survived by his wife.


  • Age 66
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 15, 2015

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