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Thousands Attend Memorial Service For Slain Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver

Photos by Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio (Except where noted)

Photos by Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio (Except where noted)

Danny Oliver was killed at the beginning of a day of violence that started in Sacramento and continued into Placer County. Oliver grew up in Sacramento, was 47-years-old, and served on the force for more than 15 years.

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones told family and friends that he had no words to express the loss or take away the heartache. Jones apologized to Oliver's family for failing to keep his promise to bring him home safely at the end of his shift.

"We will never get over Danny's loss," Jones said. "But we will get through it. Together, hour by hour, day by day, until the tears we have today give way to smiles and then laughter as we remember our brother, our husband, our father, and our son the way he was."

Oliver was remembered as a family man who loved his job and made his community feel safe. 

"Thank you for giving everything to keep your community safe each and every day until the last day," Jones said. "Please know that we will be there for your family just like you have been there for everyone else's. We miss you, we love you, and we will never, ever forget you."

Oliver leaves behind a wife and two daughters. Placer County Sheriff's detective Michael David Davis Junior was killed at the end of that violent day. His funeral is scheduled for Tuesday in Roseville.

1103-memorial-pool-photo1The sound from bagpipes fills the church during a memorial service for Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver at Adventure Christian Church on Monday. Pool Photo by Randy Pench / Sacramento Bee.

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Additional photos from the memorial service by Randy Pench / Sacramento Bee.



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