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Sacramento deputy arrested on domestic violence charges

Chris Lee Bliss
Chris Lee Bliss Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

A veteran Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy was booked on suspicion of domestic violence over the weekend.

Chris Lee Bliss, 27, was booked into the downtown Sacramento County Main Jail on misdemeanor domestic violence charges Saturday evening. Bliss, who has worked with the department for six years, is assigned as a deputy to the branch jail, Rio Cosumnes Correctional Facility in Elk Grove.

Bliss was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and battery against a person with whom he had a previous dating relationship. He was released from custody after posting bail, according to a press release from the sheriff’s department.

Bliss was arrested by sheriff’s patrol deputies after they responded Saturday evening to a call from a concerned neighbor.

Bliss will be placed on leave, pending an investigation by the department’s Professional Standards Division. His next court appearance on the charges is scheduled for Wednesday.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.