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Posted by: thepinetree on 06/07/2020 09:18 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 06/07/2020 09:18 AM
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Santa Cruz Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller's Life Was Taken in Ambush Saturday Afternoon

Santa Cruz, CA...From the Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office..."On Saturday June 6th at around 1:30 p.m., we received a call about a suspicious van parked off the road near Jamison Creek, Boulder Creek. The caller saw guns and bomb making materials inside the van. When deputies arrived, the van was seen leaving the area and tried to follow it, finally finding it at a home on Waldeberg, Ben Lomond. As deputies began investigating, they were ambushed with gunfire and multiple improvised explosive devices. Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller was shot and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Another deputy was either shot or struck by shrapnel and struck by a car as the suspect fled the property. We are hopeful the deputy will recover.






Calls of a carjacking nearby soon followed as officers from departments throughout Santa Cruz County began arriving to the area, several of whom were involved in the arrest of the suspect, Steven Carrillo, who was reportedly armed was shot during his arrest. The suspect survived and was treated and released from the hospital. He will be arrested for the murder of Sergeant Gutzwiller and other felonies.

Damon was a patrol supervisor and worked for the Sheriff’s Office since 2006. He is 38-years-old and married with children. Damon was a courageous, intelligent, sensitive and a caring man. “Words cannot express the pain we feel for Damon and his family,” Sheriff Jim Hart said, “He was the kind of person we all hope to be. Today, we lost a hero. We are grateful to have known him and we mourn with his family.”

The District Attorney’s Office is investigating the case. We will release more information about the incident early next week."


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Posted on: 2020-06-07 09:28:28   By: Anonymous
 
Always sad when one of our officers are wounded or killed. Many people like those in the violent protesting with the BLM movement think all law enforcement are bad, evil people, like the sadistic murderer of Mr Floyd. That would be like us saying all BLM protesters are criminal thugs who get what they deserve.

Condolences to the family and friends

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    Posted on: 2020-06-07 12:48:35   By: Anonymous
     
    The alleged killer is an active duty soldier from Travis Air Base so don’t blame people protesting racism !!!!

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      Posted on: 2020-06-07 18:27:43   By: Anonymous
       
      He is dead. That's all that matters right?. Protecting people like you. Why should he others protect your sorry ads now? Seriously? How ignorant can people be?

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      Posted on: 2020-06-07 18:37:07   By: Anonymous
       
      What does being an active soldier have to do with it.? What a hypocrite!!!! Guarantee you he wasn't on meth or using opiods like what's his name? Will you forget this soldiers name who took an oath to uphold the constitution of the United States so you can protest?

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        Posted on: 2020-06-08 13:06:37   By: Anonymous
         
        Can we finally put to rest the myth that all active military personnel are hero's? Half of them are there because it was that or jail. Quit putting them on a pedestal. Same with cops.

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So Very Sorry
Posted on: 2020-06-07 11:05:49   By: Anonymous
 
So very sorry - the country is full of rotten people who can easily kill someone without even thinking twice. So very sorry.

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    Re: So Very Sorry
    Posted on: 2020-06-08 07:56:01   By: Anonymous
     
    The alleged shooter was an active duty military police officer in the USAF

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Posted on: 2020-06-07 12:25:57   By: Anonymous
 
Shooters are claiming antifa and were headed to a protest. And you wonder why we don’t want protests locally. Ben Lima day is a smaller town that angels camp.

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    Posted on: 2020-06-07 13:55:03   By: Anonymous
     
    Ben Lomond

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      Posted on: 2020-06-07 16:37:25   By: Anonymous
       
      Crap, guess I won’t be fishing lock lomand reservoir just of zayante road for awhile. Horrible indeed.

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      Posted on: 2020-06-07 16:41:10   By: Anonymous
       
      Population of Ben Lomond Ca.6, 234.

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        Posted on: 2020-06-07 18:38:40   By: Anonymous
         
        Reality must suck for you...

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          Posted on: 2020-06-08 06:11:43   By: Anonymous
           
          Repeated Profanity from this IP Address

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        Posted on: 2020-06-07 19:40:20   By: Anonymous
         
        THE WHITE AMERICAN SUBTLE INNUENDOS RING LOUD AS A JACKHAMMER. REST WELL, SLEEP WITH ON EYE OPEN

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        Posted on: 2020-06-07 19:40:57   By: Anonymous
         
        THE WHITE AMERICAN SUBTLE INNUENDOS RING LOUD AS A JACKHAMMER. REST WELL, SLEEP WITH ON EYE OPEN

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          Posted on: 2020-06-08 14:24:33   By: Anonymous
           
          ON eye open? Like a brown eye open?

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    Posted on: 2020-06-08 06:11:15   By: Anonymous
     
    Repeated Profanity from this IP Address

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      Posted on: 2020-06-08 09:29:53   By: Anonymous
       
      And I fixed the autocorrect typo right under the post you f’in idiot.

      Nice try though.

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        Posted on: 2020-06-08 13:07:30   By: Anonymous
         
        Thanks

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      Posted on: 2020-06-08 14:26:02   By: Anonymous
       
      OMG! I went to school with a Ben Lima back in 92

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        Posted on: 2020-06-08 20:27:38   By: Anonymous
         
        Ben Lima won the US Open in l955.

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Posted on: 2020-07-08 12:17:05   By: Anonymous
 
The loss of any life is very sad. That $14 mil that went to the Floyd family should go to the families of those lost trying to protect us.

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    Posted on: 2020-07-31 03:21:31   By: Anonymous
     
    Agreed

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