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U.S. Attorney’s Office Honors California Peace Officers Who Have Died in the Line of Duty

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — During California State Peace Officers’ Memorial Week, the U.S. Attorney’s Office honors and remembers the California peace officers who have died in the line of duty in the preceding year.

Three of the California peace officers being remembered this week are from the Eastern District of California— Officer Natalie Corona of the Davis Police Department, Officer Tara O’Sullivan of the Sacramento Police Department, and Deputy Brian Ishmael of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department.  The United States Attorney’s Office brought federal charges in full cooperation and consultation with the El Dorado District Attorney’s Office related to the marijuana cultivation that resulted in the death of Deputy Ishmael.  In November 2019, a federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment charging four men with marijuana cultivation and firearms offenses.

“We are deeply grateful for these men and women who protect us all,” said U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott.  “Please take a moment to stop and remember the peace officers who gave their lives this past year, making the ultimate sacrifice while protecting our communities.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office expresses our sincere condolences to these officers and their families as we honor their memory.” 

More information about California State Peace Officers’ Memorial Week, including observation of a virtual tribute during the COVID-19 public health crisis, is available here: 2020 California Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation Candlelight Vigil Tribute

Updated May 7, 2020

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