Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Chief of Police Erskine G. Fish | Sacramento Police Department, California Sacramento Police Department, California

Chief of Police

Erskine G. Fish

Sacramento Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, August 11, 1935

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/11/1935

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Sentenced to life

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Chief Erskine Fish was shot and killed when he attempted to halt and question two prowlers who had been terrorizing residents of the Woodlake District.

Before Chief Fish was shot one of the residents grabbed one of the suspects but was forced to let him go when the other threatened him with a gun. Minutes later he heard several shots a block away and went there and found that Chief Fish had been killed. Both suspects were captured a few hours later.

Both suspects were convicted of first degree murder in October of 1936 and sentenced to death. On November 11, 1937, Governor Merriam commutted their sentences to life in San Quentin Prison.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 5 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Rest in Peace, Chief Fish. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 21, 2012

 

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

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2014 Deaths