Fallen Sacramento County sheriff's deputy Robert French is honored on The Rock on El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Courtesy photo

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Fallen deputy, family honored

By From page A1 | September 06, 2017

El Dorado Hills Soccer Club U16G Gold Fusion teammates and coaches gathered Thursday evening, painting The Rock on El Dorado Hills Boulevard in honor of fallen Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy Robert French, who was killed in the line of duty on Aug. 30.

French, 52, lived in El Dorado Hills with his girlfriend and her daughter, who is a player on the team.

The 21-year veteran of the sheriff’s department died on his way to the hospital after being shot by a suspect attempting to escape from a Sacramento hotel where members of the Sacramento County Auto Theft Task Force were conducting an investigation, according to information provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. Two California Highway Patrol officers were also shot; both are expected to survive.

French leaves behind three adult children, grandchildren, a sister and live-in girlfriend.

Suspect Thomas Daniel Littlecloud, 32, of Castro Valley was shot during a firefight with officers. He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening wounds, sheriff’s officials reported.

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Roberts ordered all station flags to Half Staff and shroud uniform badges to honor French.

The Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association has established a memorial fund. Checks made out to the “Robert French Memorial Fund” may be sent to:
CAHP Credit Union
2843 Manlove Road
Sacramento, CA 95826

For those who wish to contribute online visit https://cahpcu.org/donation-to-deputy-robert-french/

Noel Stack

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