Deputy Sheriff Roger L. Bauman

Deputy Sheriff Roger L. Bauman

Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, 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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Deputy Sheriff Bauman,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sacramento County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 12, 2021

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