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Car Crash Kills Two Stanislaus County Officers

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Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Garner and Community Service Officer Raschel Johnson were killed in a car crash on May 13, 2017.

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A statement from California Governor Jerry Brown's Office says Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Garner and Community Service Officer Raschel Johnson died Saturday in a solo-vehicle collision in Modesto. They were responding to a report of a residential burglary.

Garner had been with the Department for 9 1/2 years. He is survived by his wife, Helen, and four children.

In honor of Deputy Garner and Community Service Officer Johnson, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.

"Anne and I were deeply saddened to learn of the collision that resulted in the tragic deaths of Deputy Garner and Community Service Officer Johnson this morning. Both were dedicated public servants who devoted their careers to keeping the people of Stanislaus County safe. We extend our deepest condolences to their families, friends and coworkers."

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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