Deputy Sheriff Eugene Francis Denton

Deputy Sheriff Eugene Francis Denton

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Friday, July 8, 1955

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Eugene Francis Denton

Deputy Sheriff Eugene Denton suffered a fatal heart attack at the Superior Courthouse while assisting a man who had collapsed in a courtroom.

As Deputy Denton ran to find a doctor in a nearby building he collapsed. Both he and the man he was assisting were transported to San Jose Hospital, where they both died.

Deputy Denton was survived by his wife.


  • Age 66
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 8, 2020

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