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Deputy Sheriff Eugene N. Luther | Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff

Eugene N. Luther

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, April 25, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 22 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Case never solved

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Deputy Luther was shot and killed while off duty when a suspect attempted to rob him. He had just left a restaurant and was approaching his car when the suspect demanded money. As Deputy Luther reached for his off-duty weapon and identified himself he was shot and killed. He was able to return fire and possibly wounded the suspect, who was never identified.
Deputy Luther had been with the agency for 22 years.

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