Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Rob Rumfelt, 50, died August 22nd, after suffering a fatal heart attack after responding to a fight call.

The call involved approximately five people in the 900 block of Boggs Lane, in Lakeport, at approximately 8:00 pm.

One of the subjects resisted arrest and was subsequently tased before being taken into custody. As Deputy Rumfelt drove away from the scene after the arrest he suffered a medical emergency, causing his patrol car to leave the roadway and strike a tree approximately a half-mile away. He was transported to Sutter Lakeside Hospital where he passed away.

Deputy Rumfelt had served with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office for 3 years and had previously served with the Lakeport Police Department for 9 years.

He is survived by his wife and 2 daughters.