Larson - End of Watch: December 8, 1998
Sandy Larson, 48, was a passenger in a sheriff's
transportation van that was bringing two inmates from Soledad Prison
for court dates in Sacramento. Less than a mile from its destination,
the van crashed into the rear of a big rig broken down in a divider
between the merging lanes of northbound Interstate 5. Deputy Larson
died at the scene.
Larson joined the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
in 1974. She was on the Board of Directors of the Sacramento County
Deputy Sheriff's association for over 18 years.
Larson was the first female Sacramento County deputy
killed in the line of duty. Sandy is buried at South East Lawn Memorial
Park in Elk Grove, California.
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