Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Deputy, Non-Sworn Officer Killed in Crash

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STANISLAUS COUNTY -- A Stanislaus County sheriff's deputy and a community service officer were killed in a single-car crash Saturday morning.

The accident happened in Modesto on Crows Landing near 7th Street at 8:20 a.m.

The male deputy and female community service officer were responding to a residential burglary call. CHP says they died after their patrol car hit a building and then burst into flames.

The deputy, Jason Garner, was driving and the community service officer, Raschel Johnson, was the passenger.

Garner was a 9-year veteran and Johnson was a 15-year veteran.

Along with countless law enforcement agencies, Governor Jerry Brown offered his condolences Saturday to those affected by the fatal crash:

Anne and I were deeply saddened to learn of the collision that resulted in the tragic deaths of Deputy Garner and Community Service Officer Johnson this morning. Both were dedicated public servants who devoted their careers to keeping the people of Stanislaus County safe. We extend our deepest condolences to their families, friends and coworkers.

A procession of patrol cars escorted the bodies of Garner and Johnson to the Stanislaus County Coroner's office.

There is no further information at this point.

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