Deputy Sheriff Carlos Cammon

Deputy Sheriff Carlos Cammon

Orange County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, August 23, 2019

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Carlos Cammon

Deputy Sheriff Carlos Cammon passed away on August 23rd, 2019, having never regained consciousness after collapsing during a SWAT training exercise on July 18th, 2013.

He was transported to a local hospital and treated for dehydration and cardiac issues after collapsing at the Sheriff’s Training Facility in Tustin. He was transferred to a rehabilitation center but never regained consciousness before passing away in 2019.

Deputy Cammon had served with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for six years and was assigned to the Stanton Station.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 18, 2013

swat, training

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"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

October 5, 2019

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