Every year hundreds of law enforcement professionals are killed by senseless acts of violence and accidents while protecting their communities and serving the citizens of this nation. These professionals face the unforeseen day to day challenges head on while forfeiting time with their families and loved ones, all for a life of calling.

LEMA would like to recognize while they have paid the ultimate sacrifice, we must not forget the ones they left behind.  Their families will never be the same again, nor will their partners who also feel the hollow space left after the sudden unexpected loss of these heroes.

We would like to encourage the visitors to our page to review our local heroes who stood tall in the face of adversity and gave their life to make the Sacramento area a better place to live. They will never be forgotten and will live on in our hearts forever.

Please consider donating to one or more of the listed charitable organizations, so everyone has a place to pay their respects for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Help us honor their memory by clicking on their names and reading the stories of their heroism.
They will never be forgotten and will live on in our hearts forever.

Danny Oliver
October 24th, 2014

Vu Nguyen
December 19th, 2007

Kevin Blount
July 13th, 2005

Officer Emily Morgenroth
October 17th, 1997

David E. Miller
January 2nd, 1983

Christopher Boone
October 25th, 1979

Officer Doyle Popovich
August 3rd, 1974

Officer Bernard Bennet
May 13th, 1970

Officer Eugene McKnight
July 23rd, 1963

Officer Francis Rea
January 3rd, 1954

Officer Erskin Fish
August 11th, 1935

Officer Kevin Tonn
January 15th, 2013

Jeffrey Mitchell
October 27th, 2006

Officer William “Bill” Bean, Jr.
February 9th, 1999

Officer Michael Gartrell
April 25th, 1991

Officer William Warner
June 1st, 1981

Stewart Baird
June 13th, 1976

Bruce Verhoeven
December 4th, 1973

Kenneth B. Royal
June 7th, 1968

Officer Arnold Gamble
February 15th, 1963

Officer Frank Mello
June 30th, 1951

Larry Canfield
November 12th, 2008

Joseph M. Kievernagel
July 13th, 2005

Sandy Larson
December 8th, 1998

Rick Deffner
January 21st, 1988

Eugene Luther
April 25th, 1980

Officer Rodney Butts
October 15th, 1975

Officer Andrew Collins
April 19th, 1972

William Littlejohn
June 3rd, 1965

Roger Bauman
December 12th, 1961

Charles Joseph Ogle
March 12th, 1951

Sheriff Joseph McKinney
August 14, 1850

Officer Joseph Scott
December 12th, 1878