Slain El Dorado County deputy remembered as devoted father, committed deputy

California

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of friends, colleagues and family remembered a Northern California sheriff’s deputy killed last month while responding to a call about a theft from a marijuana garden as a devoted father and a committed deputy.

Reports say more than 3,000 people attended a service Tuesday in honor of El Dorado County Deputy Brian Ishmael at a church in Roseville.

Blue ribbons were tied to the trees lining the road to the Bayside Church and adorned the doors leading to the church’s sanctuary.

After the memorial, a procession of law enforcement personnel went from Roseville to Placerville, El Dorado County’s seat.

The 37-year-old deputy was fatally shot Oct. 23 in the Sierra Nevada foothills community of Somerset.

Four men were arrested in connection to his death.

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