Deputy Sheriff Joshua Clyde Lancaster

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Clyde Lancaster

Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Thursday, May 29, 2003

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Joshua Clyde Lancaster

Deputy Lancaster was killed when his unmarked vehicle was broadsided by a stolen car being pursued by a neighboring agency.

Deputy Lancaster was pulling away from a stop sign when his vehicle was struck on the driver's side at 0009 hours. The suspect, who was wanted for kidnapping, was estimated to be driving at 90 mph at the time of the collision. The suspect was seriously injured and a pregnant female passenger was also killed.

Deputy Lancaster was working a crime pattern searching for burglary suspects and was not aware that the pursuit was occurring.

Deputy Lancaster had been employed with the Fresno County Sheriff's Department for two years, and is survived by his wife.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 471

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Lancaster.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 29, 2020

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