FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Video: Slain CA Deputy Kept Fighting After Shot in Heart, Sheriff Says

September 06, 2017  | 

VIDEO: Slain CA Deputy Kept Fighting After Shot in Heart, Sheriff Says

The Sacramento County (CA) Sheriff’s deputy killed in a hotel shootout last week continued to fire his weapon at an armed gunman, even after a bullet had pierced through the soft tissue of his shoulder and hit his heart, Sheriff Scott Jones said during a press conference Tuesday.

Deputy Robert French, a 21-year veteran of the department, rushed to the hotel parking lot after hearing reports of shots fired at the Ramada Inn, Sgt. Shaun Hampton said Tuesday. French, who was wearing a ballistic vest, was taking cover behind a police vehicle at the time of the shooting. He died on his way to the hospital, the department said.

“Even though he was mortally wounded, (French) continued to engage and pin down the suspect as best he could,” Jones said. “He only showed signs of injury once (the) scene was stabilized.”

The man suspected of firing the fatal shot, identified by the department last week as Thomas Daniel Littlecloud, shot approximately 34 rounds from his rifle, and at least a dozen more from a 9mm handgun during the hotel shootout, Jones said.

Littlecloud, 32, of Castro Valley, died in a hospital on Saturday from injuries suffered in the incident, the Sacramento Bee reports.


Comments (3)

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3

kevcopaz @ 9/6/2017 4:24 PM

A great ( yet sad) example to ALL officers, fight death, no matter what the wound no matter what the circumstances and fight till you drop and your body gives out completely. DO NOT go into the darkness (or light) easily!

Bob Retired) @ 9/6/2017 8:17 PM

RIP my brother. In the military we had the UCMJ(Uniformed Code of Military Justice), which said: I will never surrender as long as I have the means to resist. I used that all through my law enforcement career. Off. French took it until his last breath. G-ds speed.

Rick @ 9/7/2017 5:54 AM

Bob retired is mistaking the UCMJ, which was the legal system in the military, with the Code of Conduct.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

MA Trooper Lauded as “Angel” for Aiding Stranded Vietnam-Era Veteran
"I told him I would be OK if he had to leave, but no, he said he was not leaving me alone...
Video: Michigan Deputy Killed Deploying Spikes to End Pursuit
An Oakland County, MI, Sheriff's deputy was killed while deploying spikes during a pursuit...
FBI Examining Border Patrol Agent's Death as a 'Potential Assault'
Those officials have said they believe Martinez and the second agent were bludgeoned,...
Video: Brazil MP Shoots Armed Robbers While Holding Baby
Sgt. Rafael Souza went to buy medicine with his wife and young son late Saturday afternoon...
PA Woman Charged With Lying About Sexual Assault by Trooper
Police say Cromer, who for months posted fliers and sought to publicize her cause, gave...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine