Officer Douglas S. Russell

Officer Douglas S. Russell

Placerville, CA - July 31, 2007

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.