SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding the death of Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Carlos Cammon:
“Jennifer and I were saddened to learn of the recent passing of Deputy Carlos Cammon, after a six-year-long struggle. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones, friends and colleagues during this painful time.”
Deputy Cammon, 35, never regained consciousness after collapsing during SWAT team tryouts at the Orange County Sheriff’s training facility in Tustin on July 18, 2013. Prior to the incident, he served six years with the agency. In 2010, Deputy Cammon received the Medal of Courage after he and three other off-duty deputies subdued a man with a knife who was assaulting a woman at a restaurant in Orange.
Deputy Cammon is survived by his mother, Lenora Sturdivant.
In honor of Deputy Cammon, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.