Reserve Deputy John Paul Sandlin

Reserve Deputy John Paul Sandlin

Solano County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, April 23, 2004

John Paul Sandlin

Reserve Deputy John Sandlin was killed in an automobile crash during a vehicle pursuit on Cordelia Road, near Hale Ranch Road, at 2140 hours.

While going around a curve in the road, the patrol car's right tires went off of the roadway and struck a rock on the shoulder, causing the patrol car to overturn. Reserve Deputy Sandlin was ejected from the vehicle and killed. His partner was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital.

Reserve Deputy Sandlin had served with the Solano County Sheriff's Department for over 20 years. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, and seven grandchildren.


  • Age 66
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 1R3

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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To My Friend and partner John Sandlin

I can hardly believe 9 years have passed since your loss. I think of you often, from our many hours as pilots flying patrol, to or our ground assignments as Reserve Deputies. We enjoyed many hours of service together protecting the citizens of Solano County.

Whenever I visit Solano County it is a must to visit the road that was dedicated to you. I feel humbled and honored to have been your friend and partner. I know the folks in heaven are just a bit more secure with you there.

Rest well my friend, we will meet again.

Reserve Deputy Jack Spear
Solano County, Ca .... Friend

June 18, 2013

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