Deputy Sheriff Clifford E. Sanchez

Deputy Sheriff Clifford E. Sanchez

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, April 6, 1985

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Clifford E. Sanchez

Deputy Clifford Sanchez was shot and killed by a robbery suspect in the parking lot of a cocktail lounge.

Deputy Sanchez was with a friend when two men robbed him. They shot him when they opened his wallet and saw his badge, then stole his gun.

The suspects fled but were later apprehended. They were both tried and convicted of 2nd degree murder.

Deputy Sanchez had served with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department for 4 years and had previously served with the United States Navy during the early to mid-1970's aboard the USS Kitty Hawk. He is survived by his three sons and his parents.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Found guilty of murder

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Sorry Deputy Sheriff Sanchez. Rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 24, 2022

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