Governor Newsom Statement on Death of El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputy 10.23.19

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding the death of El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Ishmael:

“Jennifer and I were terribly saddened to learn that Deputy Ishmael was shot and killed this morning while courageously serving and protecting the people of El Dorado County. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones, friends, and colleagues during this painful time.”

Deputy Ishmael, 37, was fatally shot today while responding to a call for service in Somerset, CA. A deputy with another county was on a ride-along with Deputy Ishmael during the call and was injured in the shooting. The deputy has been released from the hospital.

Deputy Ishmael was a four-year veteran of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. He previously worked for the Placerville Police Department.

Deputy Ishmael is survived by his wife and three daughters.

In honor of Deputy Ishmael, flags at all state buildings will be flown at half-staff.