Shortly after 10:26 a.m., Friday, October 24, 2014, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department’s Communications Center received radio traffic announcing an officer was down.
Deputy Danny Oliver (age 47), assigned to the Problem Oriented Policing unit for the North Division, along with his partner had stopped in a
motel parking lot to investigate a suspicious vehicle. Within minutes, Deputy Oliver was gunned down. Subsequently, the suspects went on a crime
spree, carjacking numerous vehicles and shooting others including the shooting death of Placer County Detective Michael Davis Jr.
An intensive regional search, by numerous law enforcement agencies, resulted in the arrest of a couple from Utah who had been traveling through the area. On February 9, 2018, one suspect was found guilty of the murder of both deputies and was sentenced to death. On February 15, 2018, the other suspect was found guilty of the murder of both deputies and was sentenced to 49 years to life in prison.