Deputy Sheriff Steven Douglas Lindblom

Deputy Sheriff Steven Douglas Lindblom

Madera County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Saturday, August 16, 1975

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Steven Douglas Lindblom

Deputy Sheriff Steven Lindblom was shot and killed during a shootout at the scene of a hostage situation in Madera.

The barricade started when a man became angry when his estranged wife came to the home to retrieve belongings.

Deputy Lindblom was shot once in the head by the subject who was barricaded inside of the home. The man was shot and killed after wounding two other deputies.

Deputy Lindblom was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Madera County Sheriff's Office for four years. He was survived by his wife and 4-year-old son. His son passed away from leukemia two years later.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

barricade, domestic

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I think of you often throughout every year and remember our on- and off-duty adventures at Bass Lake as rookie deputies; your great sense of humor; your upbeat outlook; and of course your friendship. Thank you for your dedicated military and law enforcement service. Your sacrifice was indeed noble as you strove to protect others, lastly a young lady in distress. You are greatly missed.

Blessings, and rest well, dear friend. I will see you again.

Your old partner,

State Inv. John C Clark, ret.
Former SSG 11th CAV Viet Nam / Corp Madera SO / Det Fresno SO

November 12, 2021

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