Corporal Bruce Roger Verhoeven

Corporal Bruce Roger Verhoeven

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, December 4, 1973

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Bruce Roger Verhoeven

Corporal Bruce Verhoeven was shot and killed during the search for an armed robbery suspect.

He was working a special holiday crime prevention detail when he responded to an armed robbery call. The suspect had been chased to a nearby apartment complex by another officer.

Corporal Verhoeven responded to the scene and began to cordon off an area then took cover nearby. When a group of bystanders began to assemble Corporal Verhoeven left his cover to protect them. The suspect opened fire fatally wounding Corporal Verhoeven. The other officer was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Corporal Verhoeven had served with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department for 10 years.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Bruce and Betty were friends of my then wife Nora.
For some reason I thought of him the other day (some 45 years after his death) and decided to see if I could find anything.

Bruce and Betty were a great couple, lot's of fun, always laughing

Dan H Breshears

July 23, 2018

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