|Birth: ||Dec. 9, 1970|
|Death: ||Dec. 19, 2007|
Deputy Sheriff Vu Nguyen was shot while chasing a suspect.
At 1400 hours, Deputy Nguyen and his partner, both assigned to gang duties, were patrolling in plain clothes when they made an unscheduled stop at a known gang house in the area of 47th Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard.
There, they saw a man who they have never seen before. When they attempted to make contact with the man, he fled on foot and led officers on a chase through yards of nearby residences. During the foot pursuit, the suspect opened fire, striking Deputy Nguyen in the neck, killing him.
A 16-year-old suspect was later arrested and charged with the murder of Deputy Nguyen.
Deputy Nguyen served with Sacramento County Sheriff's Department for 7 years.
Born to Vuong Dinh Nguyen and Ba Thi Truong on 12/9/1970. He was a loving brother to seven siblings, a devoted husband to a proud wife, and a role model to one niece and five nephews. He was an honor graduate of California State University, Sacramento; and was a top graduate of the Sacramento Sheriff Academy in 1999.
He dedicated seven years to the Sacramento Sheriff Department, and by his virtues, had earned the love and respect of friends, colleagues and community. Sworn to serve with concern, he had lost his life in the line of duty 12/19/2007, just 10 days after his 37th birthday.
God bless you, we love you so very much. Family gatherings will never be the same, but your loving memories will warm us always.
Viewing will be held at East Lawn Mortuary, 5757 Greenback Lane Sacramento, CA 95841 on 12/26/2007. Funeral service will be held at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1017 11th St. Sacramento, CA 95814 on 12/27/07.
Published in the Sacramento Bee on 12/23/2007.
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Record added: Dec 20, 2007
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