Deputy Sheriff Robert Paul Rumfelt

Deputy Sheriff Robert Paul Rumfelt

Lake County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Robert Paul Rumfelt

Deputy Sheriff Rob Rumfelt suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to a fight call involving approximately five people in the 900 block of Boggs Lane, in Lakeport, at approximately 8:00 pm.

One of the subjects resisted arrest and was subsequently tased before being taken into custody. As Deputy Rumfelt drove away from the scene after the arrest he suffered a medical emergency, causing his patrol car to leave the roadway and strike a tree approximately a half-mile away. He was transported to Sutter Lakeside Hospital where he passed away.

Deputy Rumfelt had served with the Lake County Sheriff's Office for three years and had previously served with the Lakeport Police Department for nine years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, sister, mother, and father.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 453

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Arrested

fight call

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Rob died.

To the Rumfelt family, fellow officers, and all who call Rob beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Rumfelt gave to his community and the citizens of California and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 22, 2017

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 25, 2018

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