DATE:  "March 10, 2020"


Incident Number: 

Medical Aid Assistance

Fort Bragg, California

Date of Incident: 

8:33 PM



Written By: 
Sheriff Matthew C. Kendall  #2316

On 03-09-2020 at about 8:33 PM, on-duty deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office overheard radio traffic of a medical emergency at a residence in Fort Bragg, California. 

Deputies recognized the address as the home of an off-duty Mendocino County Deputy Sheriff. A Mendocino County Sheriff’s Sergeant responded to the location along with EMS personnel.
Upon arrival, EMS personnel were administering life saving techniques including NARCAN.  The deputy was transported to a local hospital, where he is expected to recover. 

While at the scene, the Sheriff’s Sergeant noticed drug paraphernalia as well as suspected illicit drugs in the residence.  Based on the circumstances the sergeant believed this medical emergency was possibly a drug overdose.
Mendocino County Sheriff Matt Kendall was contacted while personnel were on scene and briefed on the situation. 

In order to preserve the integrity of this investigation, Sheriff Kendall contacted the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office requesting they investigate this case.  The Sonoma County Narcotics team was assigned this investigation and responded to Mendocino County where they took over this investigation.  A search warrant was obtained through the Mendocino County Superior Court and was served by the Sonoma County detectives. 
Currently this investigation is continuing and upon completion will be reviewed by the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office.
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office wants to be as transparent as possible during this investigation; however this is an active investigation.  The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is deeply concerned this incident can cause degradation of public trust within our community.   

Additional information will be released to the public when the investigation has been completed by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. 

The deputy involved in this incident has been placed on paid administrative leave, pursuant with department policy.  Detectives from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office are currently working the criminal investigation, while detectives from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Professional Standards Bureau will completed the internal affairs investigation.

The Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office will review the criminal investigation to determine the presence of any criminal violations.

Approved by: 
Sheriff Matthew C. Kendall  #2316
Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Matthew Kendall, Sheriff-Coroner
951 Low Gap Rd, Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 463-4411,
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