The Yuba City K9 Officer’s Association has helped name a puppy set for training as a future police K9 for a Sacramento County deputy slain in the line of duty in 2014.
Oliver was named in honor of Deputy Danny Oliver, who died Oct. 24, 2014, in a shootout at a Motel 6, since razed, on Arden Way. The shooting prompted a two-county manhunt in which Placer County sheriff’s detective Michael Davis Jr. also was killed. Luis Bracamontes is scheduled to go to trial in the slayings in January.
The association said on Facebook that it named Oliver after receiving 1,300 name suggestions in response to a call for names starting with “O” to match his litter designation. “We believe strongly in remembering those whom have made the ultimate sacrifice.” the post says.
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Oliver will be raised and trained by Left Coast K9, says the post.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department also posted to Facebook to express its thanks. “It's not often that we are left speechless, but this recent gesture by Yuba City K9 has done just that,” the post says.