On July 25, 2021 Kern County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Phillip Campas was tragically killed in the line of duty. Deputy Campas was struck by gunfire while entering a residence with a SWAT team formation in an attempt to suppress an active-shooter that had executed family members and was holding additional family hostage. Deputy Campas suffered severe injuries in the ambush and was immediately evacuated and transported for medical care. Unfortunately, Deputy Campas succumbed to the injuries he received.
Deputy Campas is a 5 year veteran of the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. He has held various assignments including patrol, recruit training officer, SWAT and held a range assignment where he provided firearms training and mentoring to all departmental armed staff. Deputy Campas served as a United States Marine prior to being employed with the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy Campas leaves behind his spouse and 3 children ages 6, 9 and 13. The Campas family will be in need of support as they grieve their tragic loss and begin to move forward after adjusting to the loss of their beloved husband and father.
Sergeant Dominic Vaca was shot and killed following a vehicle pursuit of a motorcycle in Yucca Valley at about 2:00 pm.
Deputies were conducting enforcement operations for off-highway vehicle violations when they attempted to stop the motorcycle near Paxton Road and Imperial Drive for having no license plate. The driver abandoned the motorcycle near Dumosa Avenue and Sunnyslope Drive and set up an ambush for responding deputies. As the deputies approached the motorcycle the subject opened fire on them, fatally wounding Sergeant Vaca.
Other deputies returned fire and killed the subject.
Sergeant Vaca was flown to a trauma center where he died a short time later.
Sergeant Vaca had served with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for 17 years.
San Luis Obispo, California Police Detective Luca Benedetti was tragically killed in the line of duty on May 10, 2021. His loss has left a massive void in the hearts of his family, fellow officers, friends, and members of the community.
Every single dollar (100%) of proceeds from the sale of this tee will be donated to Detective Benedetti’s Family. Please support Luca’s family, and proudly show your support for law enforcement officers throughout your community.
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Stockton Police Officer Jimmy Inn was shot and killed in the line of Duty on Tuesday, May 11th, 2021, marking the second California police officer shot and killed in less than 24 hours. Officer Inn leaves behind a wife, also a Stockton Police Officer, and three children: a 7 month old son, a 12 year old daughter, and a 14 year old son.
All proceeds (100%) will be donated to Officer Inn’s family through the Stockton Police Officers’ Association.
At approximately 9:45am on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, Stockton Police Officer Jimmy Inn responded to a disturbance call in the 4400 block of La Cresta Way. The caller reported hearing screaming, saw a woman with a ripped shirt who was bleeding, and appeared to have been assaulted. Shortly after arriving on scene, Officer Inn was in front of the residence when he was shot by the suspect. Another Uniformed Stockton Police Officer arrived on scene and fired his duty weapon at the suspect. The suspect briefly entered his home and returned moments later holding a young child. The suspect began to strangle the child and refused to comply with the officer’s commands. A community member tackled the suspect and as the officer approached, the officer discharged his duty weapon, striking the suspect.
Stockton Police Officer Jimmy Inn was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. The suspect was also transported to an area hospital and also died from his injuries.
Officer Jimmy Inn, age 30, was hired by the Stockton Police Department in December 2015 and was currently assigned to the Field Operations Division. He was also a member of the SPD Honor Guard. Officer Inn is survived by his wife, Tela, who is also a Stockton Police Officer, a 7-month-old son, a 12-year-old stepdaughter, and a 14-year-old stepson.
At approximately 5:00pm on Monday, May 10, 2021, six SLOPD officers were serving a search warrant for possible stolen property related to a series of recent commercial burglaries. The officers approached the suspect’s apartment and provided “knock and notice” identifying themselves as law enforcement as required by California Penal Code 844. After an extended period of time and having received no response, they forced entry. The suspect, Edward Zamora Giron, age 37, was lying in wait and immediately opened fire on the officers from inside the apartment. Officers returned fire, but tragically two officers were shot during the exchange of gunfire and Detective Luca Benedetti, age 37, was killed. Detective Steve Orozco was transported to Sierra Vista Hospital where he was treated and released. The suspect was later found deceased inside the apartment with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound along with injuries from the officers’ return fire.
Detective Benedetti is survived by his wife and two young children. He joined the San Luis Obispo Police Department in 2012 and before that served for four years with the Atascadero Police Department. He is remembered as, “a dedicated officer, a talented detective, a proud member of the San Luis Obispo Regional SWAT Team, and most importantly, a loving husband and father.”