ROSEVILLE, Calif. – An officer in California was found to have passed away while sleeping in his home, officials say.

According to CBS 13 Sacramento, Officer Cameron Landon with the Roseville Police Department died in his sleep between Monday night and Tuesday morning. 

He was only 36-years-old.

Officer Landon Cameron passed away in his sleep at age 36. (Roseville Police Department)

 

Little details have been made public about the officer’s untimely passing, and police did not inform the press as to who had originally found Officer Landon’s body. His department created a post to honor the fallen officer.

Fox reported that the Roseville Police Officer’s Association opened a Memorial Bank Account for the care and support of Landon’s wife and children.

 

Officer Landon had served with the Roseville Police Department since signing on in 2015. Previous to that, Landon had been a part of the force at the Grass Valley Police Department and worked in corrections.

What’s more, the 36-year-old officer served his country as a United States Marine corp. veteran.

He was a husband and a father to two young children, ages 2 and 4, the department said.

This man truly dedicated his life to service. He is gone far too soon.

Rest in Peace, Officer Landon.

UPDATE: For the benefit and support of Officer Landon’s wife and two children, ages 2 and 4, the Roseville Police…

Posted by City of Roseville, California Police Department on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

 

 

Another member of law enforcement is currently battling for his life after police say a man opened fire on a deputy performing a welfare check in Kentucky.

A McCreary County Sheriff’s deputy is in critical condition after a suspect opened fire, striking the deputy multiple times.

According to a report from CBS affiliate WKYT, state police confirmed that the deputy was responding to a call to perform a welfare check on Lick Creek Road at approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday night when things went south.

According to the Kentucky State Police, the deputy noticed 48-year-old Mark Dungan sitting in his vehicle outside the residence. When the deputy approached Dungan’s car, the suspect allegedly opened fire, striking the deputy multiple times.

The deputy had only just arrived on the scene when Dungan attacked him, reportedly without any provocation. 

 

Immediately after shooting the deputy, Dungan reportedly took off in his vehicle. Further down the road from the scene, the suspect allegedly rammed head-on into a constable’s patrol vehicle. According to reports, the constable who was hit was not injured. 

Dungan then continued to flee, managing to evade police for a short time before they eventually located him in a cemetery and took him into custody.

The Kentucky State Police and McCreary County Sheriff’s Office both assisted with Dungan’s arrest.

Mark Dungan, 48, faces multiple charges after allegedly shooting a McCreary County Sheriff’s deputy and fleeing the scene. (Leslie County Detention Center)

 

Dungan is being held in the Leslie County Detention Center. He is now facing multiple charges including wanton endangerment, resisting arrest and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Depending on the health of the injured deputy, more charges may be added to the list.

 

The McCreary County deputy was flown to University of Tennessee Medical Center in critical condition. The identity of the deputy has not yet been made public. 

The investigation into the shooting is still ongoing. The sheriff’s office is asking for prayers for their injured brother during this difficult time.

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