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Friends, Family Remember Slain Sacramento Sheriff Deputy

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Update 3:23 p.m.: Family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers packed a Roseville church Thursday to pay their respects to Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy Bob French. French was killed in a shootout last week with a suspect who died days later.

Sheriff Scott Jones ended his tribute speech to French with these words.

"We salute you," said Jones. "We so humbly thank you for your service and your sacrifice. We love you. We miss you. And we will never, I promise, ever forget you. Rest in peace brother."

French was a 21-year veteran of the sheriff's department.

French was shot to death on the tenth anniversary of the deaths of his mom and dad who were killed in a plane crash at Cameron Park Airport.

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Original Post: A public memorial for Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Robert French was held Thursday at Bayside Adventure Church in Roseville.

The 52-year-old deputy was killed in the line of duty last Wednesday by 32-year-old Thomas Daniel Littlecloud during a shootout at a motel on Auburn Boulevard. Littlecloud also later died.

Thursday's memorial started at 11 a.m. Following the service, there'll be a law enforcement procession and that will mean some rolling street closures and potential traffic delays from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

The procession route includes: Rocklin Road, Sierra College Boulevard and a stretch of Interstate 80 in Roseville. 


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