Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver, 47, was shot and killed October 24, 2014 as he and another deputy investigated a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a motel in the 2000 block of Arden Way.
The suspect, Marcelo Marquez, opened fire on the deputies from the vehicle, striking Deputy Oliver in the forehead. Marquez and a female occupant then fled on foot and shot a civilian when they attempted to carjack a vehicle. One female was taken into custody but the male subject was able to carjack a second vehicle and flee the scene.
Two deputies from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office were shot during the manhunt for the subject. One deputy was wounded, the other killed. The suspect has since been apprehended.
Deputy Oliver had served with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and 2 daughters.