Deputy Oliver’s Widow Addresses Media

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The widow of one of the deputies who was killed last Friday in Sacramento addressed the media on Monday in a press conference.

Susan Oliver remembers her husband as a man who gave his life to the community. "He never said he was afraid of dying... or anything like that. He always said, 'you always have to have a little fear. Otherwise you're not going to see the things around you that could hurt you.'"

Deputy Oliver was just checking on two people in a parked car in the Arden Arcade area on Friday, where he was then shot and killed.

"He was just an amazing person," she said emotionally. "He loved to catch the bad guys."

Oliver grew up in Sacramento's Del Paso Heights and went to Grant High School. For a decade he worked the graveyard shift for the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

A graveyard shift can be difficult on any home, and Susan said she hated him working it. She was much happier having him home at nights in their home they shared with two daughters.

"I think that the most important thing is that we'll all share stories about him. He was a prankster. He was a hard worker. He gave his life for everyone in his community."


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