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Sacramento Police and Sheriff's Memorial


Officer Erskin Fish

August 11th, 1935

On August 11, 1935, Chief Fish was shot to his death. In an almost western style shoot-out, a hail of bullets overcame the Chief as he encountered two burglars fleeing from a bush as he responded to a burglar call from a resident. It was a customary practice for the Chief to respond to calls alone and summon for backup as needed. Chief Fish had been the Chief of the North Sacramento Police Department, which later merged with the Sacramento Police Department, for seven years.

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