Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Paul William DeRouen

Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Saturday, March 29, 2008

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Paul William DeRouen

My family and I appreciate all of the support from all over the country. My father was truly one of the bravest and strongest I ever knew. I take a lot of pride wearing the same uniform as him and his father did. I can only hope to be the professional he was.

Deputy David DeRouen
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

September 14, 2018

Semper Fi brother...

State Traffic Officer Mike Becze

March 29, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 10th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 29, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 31, 2017

Rest in peace Deputy DeRouen. Your service will always be remembered. I will say a prayer for you and your family today.

Jim O'Brien
Nephew of Officer Joe O'Brien EOW 12/24/1968

March 29, 2014

I miss your humor and friendship. I recently looked at one of the many railroad videos you sent me from the area around Ione, CA and remembered our frequent e-mail and snail mail correspondences over the years.

You made the ultimate sacrifice and I'm proud to have known you. See you in heaven my friend.

Tony Johnson
old railfan buddy

October 19, 2013

Deputy DeRouen:

I never knew you, but I've had the pleasure of serving in Afghanistan with your son. He is a man of values and character and strength, much of which I tend to think flow from your inspiration upon his life.

Thanks for your service and sacrifice. Your legacy lives on well in David.

A Soldier.

March 29, 2013

I miss you dad. Thank you for your service.

David DeRouen

March 29, 2013


James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

March 29, 2012

I miss you dad.

CPL. David M. DeRouen
U.S. Army / Son of officer

January 29, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Derouen. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 21, 2012

Heroes are never forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

March 29, 2011

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of them. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 29, 2010

Paul, You fought the good fight. You finished the course. Your work on earth is done, brother officer. I was part of Sac County and still remember exactly where I was when I heard the news of your tragic accident. I know you endured more than any man should have to. You have now hung up your badge and the rest of us will continue in your honor. God bless your dear family with wonderful memories of a true hero.

Officer Naya Pope
Irving PD/former Sacramento County

December 29, 2009

To the Derouen Family,
Paul has come to my thoughts frequently for all these years. His courage and dignity while recovering from his devastating injuries were remarkable. During times of extreme duress a person's character is evident and his was exemplary. I felt honored to be one of his nurses at U.C. Davis Medical Center. His wife, Michelle, also showed maturity beyond her years. I'm sure her love and support were invaluable to Paul. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Marty Carrico

May 31, 2009

To the Debouen family.
It saddens us to realize that Paul has passed. While in school with Paul he was always a great guy to be around. We were shocked when the news of the accident made the papers. It saddends us to reazlie we have allowed so much time to pass without being able to express our gratitude that he was who he was a great guy doing a job that few are really capable of doing and he did it well.


May 7, 2009

Paul was the bravest man I have ever met in my life. He always put safety first in everything he did as a deputy and in his personal life. He suffered so much over the 22 years after his injuries, and although I miss him more than words can express, I know that he is not suffering any longer. He always felt so much pride in being a Deputy Sheriff. His uniform was impeccably cleaned and pressed, and his badge always shiny. Aways know his fellow officers, to take pride in your job and in everything you do. He is watching over you and will never forget you.


April 21, 2009

Our prayers and love remain with you and yours, Deputy Derouen.

Peter & Lisa Finn
Friends of the family.

April 17, 2009

Deputy Sheriff Derouen,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sacramento County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 29, 2009

You fought a very long and courageous fight. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 29, 2009

To Deputy Paul William Derouen, his family and his fellow officers with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Deputy Derouen’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Deputy Derouen and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc.
Members and Staff

March 29, 2009

Dear Officer Derouen on this the first anniversary of your death, I wish to say that you are never forgotten and will always be remembered


March 29, 2009




March 11, 2009

As many of us in law enforcement often check here to pay our respects to our lost brothers and sisters, we often tend to forget those who have been seriously injured on the job. How their lives have changed and the suffering they endure because of these injuries. This is perhaps worse than an instant death. For Deputy Derouen it was a 22 year death. My heart, and prayers go out to him and his family. Brother, you finally get your rest. God Bless.

Deputy D. Cruz
Martin County Sheriff's Office (FL)

March 7, 2009

Thank you for your service Deputy Derouen. May you now rest in eternal peace. God Bless you and your family.

Sgt. R. Gregson
BART Police Department, CA.

March 6, 2009

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