Deputy Sheriff Roger L. Bauman

Deputy Sheriff Roger L. Bauman

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, December 12, 1961

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Roger L. Bauman

Deputy Sheriff Roger Bauman was shot and killed when he and his partner stopped a vehicle wanted in connection with an armed robbery.

As Deputy Bauman pointed his weapon at the car, the suspect opened fire, mortally wounding Deputy Bauman. The suspect was shot and killed in the return gunfire.

Deputy Bauman had served with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department for one year.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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In the early 1960's I was a young Sgt at Folsom Prison. Roger Bauman and another deputy were sent from the Sacrmento SO for a week of training at Folsom. I got to know Roger as I was assigned to work with them during the training session.. Roger was a giant of a man both physically and personality. I vividly recall discussing his body building techniques. He was an avid supporter of the "Vic Tanny" Gym program of the era. I too was greatly affected by his untimely and unnecessary death. I still think of Roger often. He was the the type of person who made an immediate lasting impact upon meeting him.

Richard Nelson, Associate Warden Ret.
CDCR, Folsom Prison, San Quentin Prison

February 17, 2020

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