The Board of Supervisors made a special presentation in honor of fallen Sheriff Deputy Danny Oliver on November 12. Board Chair Jimmie Yee presented a Resolution to Sheriff Scott Jones and Deputy Oliver’s widow, Susan. Also present were Oliver’s mother and his entire POP (Problem Oriented Policing) team.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of this 15-year veteran of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department,” said Board Chair Jimmie Yee. “In times like these we are reminded how our deputies face danger every day while they serve to protect the public. Our hearts go out to Deputy Oliver’s family, friends and colleagues.”
Deputy Oliver started his career with the Sheriff’s department in January of 1999, working at the Main Jail before transferring to North Patrol in 2002. He worked assignments in the East division, Northeast, and in the contract City of Citrus Heights. His latest and final assignment was as a POP Officer where he worked with the community and many departments to proactively make the north area a safer and better place to live and do business. He was remembered as a dedicated deputy who was committed to the communities he served and the officers he served with, often arriving an hour early to work. He lost his life in the line of duty on October 24, 2014.
“Deputy Danny Oliver was an outstanding deputy who loved the people he worked with and worked hard for the communities he served. It was an honor to work with him and his legacy will not soon be forgotten,” said Sheriff Scott Jones.
The County of Riverside, where Oliver is from, also sent a memorial resolution to be presented to the family.