Officer Douglas S. RussellJuly 31, 2007 Placerville, CA
Officer Russell had just deployed a spike strip on the roadway and taken cover in the center median when the suspect deliberately swerved into the center median and struck Officer Russell. Officer Russell died as a result of being struck. The suspect fled the scene and was apprehended shortly after by CHP officers.
Officer Russell was flown to UCD, in Sacramento, where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.
Officer Russell is survived by his wife.