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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

Incident Date: 4/25/1980

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: 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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Gene:
Gone but not forgotten. Just today retired SSD sergeant
Donald Pelkey (SSD 1961-84) were speaking about you and your so untimely death. You have not been forgotten after all these 33 years and never will.
Rest in Peace my brother.

Senior Inspector-Retired Budd Johnson
United States Marshals Service
June 13, 2013

 

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