Deputy Sheriff Carlos Diamond Francies

Deputy Sheriff Carlos Diamond Francies

Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Thursday, August 13, 2015

Carlos Diamond Francies

Deputy Sheriff Carlos Francies drowned in Lake Tahoe, near South Lake Tahoe, while attempting to rescue a friend who appeared to be in distress.

Deputy Francies jumped from his paddleboard into the rough water to assist the man but quickly went under the surface. Another member of the group attempted to throw a life jacket to him but it did not reach him. The group was able to pull him to surface and move him to the shore, however, they were not able to revive him.

Deputy Francies had served with the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office for 3-1/2 years.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

off duty, rescue

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 31, 2018

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