Deputy Sheriff Robert Lee Paris, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Robert Lee Paris, Jr.

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, April 12, 2012

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Robert Lee Paris, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Robert Paris was shot and killed while he and another deputy were serving an eviction notice at the Whispering Woods apartment complex on Chrysler Drive in Modesto.

The deputies were attempting entry into the residence around 11:00 a.m. when the suspect opened fire with a rifle, fatally wounding Deputy Paris and a civilian locksmith who had accompanied them. The suspect then barricaded himself inside the residence for several hours before committing suicide after the apartment complex caught fire.

It was later determined that the suspect was armed with 22 firearms, a gas mask, and other tactical equipment. While barricaded in the building, he cut through walls into adjoining apartments in order to have multiple vantage points.

Deputy Paris had served with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department for 16 years. He is survived by two adult children, parents, brother, and sister.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 279

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed suicide


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Bob Paris was one of Tracy, Ca first EMTs in the newly formed EMS system in San Joaquin County by Dr. Ralph Allen . Bob went onto become its first Paramedic & served multiple Tracy Ca agencies including AMR. He was truly the best Paramedic partner a girl could have, Funny & laid back under pressure, Im honored he chose me for his EMT. An amazing Taxadermist & friend. Even after my husband passed he continued to stop by our home & check on me , Im so thankful someone thought to dedicate a portion of Highway 88 to him. He put on more miles than any 5 medics & was the kind of man who you want in Law Enforcement. He deserves to never be forgotten & I never will

Kelle Allen- Gouveia emt/medic partner
AMR / Good Friend.

May 5, 2021

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