Nationally, the Sacramento Police Department has the lowest number of sworn officers per capita among police departments protecting cities with similar populations, a Sacramento Bee review of 2016 FBI data shows.
Sacramento Fire Department crews met these heavy fire conditions on Monday, October 2, 2017, at a fire in a vacant home at 47th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in south Sacramento. There were no injuries, and the cause is under investigation.
Friends of Kurt Von Tillow, 55, continued to bring flowers and other mementos on Tuesday to a memorial on the backyard fence of his home on the Cameron Park Country Club. The Cameron Park man was one of the 59 people killed Sunday night, October 1, 2017, by a shooter in Las Vegas.
Sacramento area firefighter Roberto Padilla traveled to Mexico following the September 19, 2017, 7.1-magnitude earthquake that killed at least 337 people. A native of Mexico City, Padilla arrived within the first 48 hours. With 22 years of firefighting experience and having witnesses the 1985 quake as a child, he knew Mexican citizens would need all the help they could get. He actively participated at several sites where people were trapped in multi-story buildings.