Deputy Sheriff Jason Allen Garner

Deputy Sheriff Jason Allen Garner

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, May 13, 2017

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Jason Allen Garner

Deputy Sheriff Jason Garner and civilian Community Service Officer Raschel Johnson were killed in a vehicle crash while en route to a previous burglary call at approximately 8:20 am.

The patrol SUV left the roadway near the intersection of Crows Landing Road and Seventh Street before striking a parked vehicle and dumpster. The collision caused the vehicle to become engulfed in flames.

Community Service Officer Johnson was riding along with Deputy Garner at the time of the crash.

Deputy Garner had served with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department for nine years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 117

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

burglary, single vehicle crash

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Today marks the 5th year of your EOW on May 13, 2017. I am the founder of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit called Blue_Wives_Matter and we offer support to the families of fallen officers, regardless of cause of death. I came to know your loving widow and 2 sweet sons when we were able to offer them much needed support back in 2018. I am happy to say that your family is doing well. We send your sons law enforcement patches every month as a reminder that neither you nor they have been forgotten and they just love when they get their special packages in the mail from Blue_Wives_Matter.

Thank you for the remarkable sacrifice you made back on that fateful day. I wish it didn't have to happen and you could be here yourself to watch your children grow up. Rest assured that along with you watching over them from Heaven above we here will be watching over them as well. You will never be forgotten and neither will your beautiful family.

Kristen Sweaza
Daughter of retired IOD LAPD Motor Officer
Wife of Ret. Police Captain Rob Sweaza Fountain Valley PD, CA
Founder of Blue_Wives_Matter

May 13, 2022

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