Deputy Sheriff Darnell Calhoun

Deputy Sheriff Darnell Calhoun

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, January 13, 2023

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Darnell Calhoun

Deputy Sheriff Darnell Calhoun was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call in the 18500 block of Hilldale Lane in Lake Elsinore.

A call-taker heard the sounds of a struggle after an occupant of the home had called to report a child custody issue at the residence. Deputy Calhoun was the first deputy to arrive on the scene and was shot. Deputy Calhoun's backup arrived and discovered him wounded in the street. The second deputy became engaged in a shootout with the subject and wounded the man.

Deputy Calhoun was transported to Valley Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.

Deputy Calhoun had served with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for 11 months and had previously served with the San Diego Police Department for two years. He is survived by his expectant wife and two sons.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 6097

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and wounded


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Thank You sir

I appreciate you being in the line of duty, and stepping up to protect us. I am very sadden you are no longer with us, but reading your story is very inspiring. You where brave to the end, and a compassionate deputy sheriff. My condolences go out to your family, who is no doubt super proud of all your amazing work. Thank you for your service.

Respectfully Cadet Fiske

Cadet Jonah Fiske
Escondido Police Department

June 6, 2023

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