A shooting rampage and manhunt across the Sacramento region in late October left two veteran policemen dead. Gov. Jerry Brown will pay his respects to the slain officers at memorial services in Roseville this week.
The service for Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Oliver, remembered by family as a dedicated cop with a soft heart, will take place at 11 a.m. today at Adventure Christian Church. Another for Placer County Sheriff’s Detective Michael David Davis Jr., whose father was also killed in the line of duty, follows tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the same location.
(The latter service will take place on Election Day, which forced Brown to break his usual routine and vote early.)
Little is known about Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, the suspect in the shootings, but he is a Mexican national who was twice deported for drug charges, sparking debate over U.S. immigration policy.
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