Larry Canfield

Date of Birth: October 12, 1965
Date Appointed: 1996
End of Watch: November 12, 2008

Deputy Larry Canfield, 43, was fatally injured in a vehicle collision while working on a speed-enforcement assignment along a busy stretch of Coloma Road, as part of the Rancho Cordova Police Department's motorcycle unit. Canfield was attempting to pull over a speeding motorist when the second-generation sheriff's Deputy collided with another motorist, who was turning left in front of him into a church parking lot, shortly before 2 p.m.

His death, pronounced shortly thereafter at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, is the fifth line-of-duty loss suffered in the Sheriff's Department's ranks since 2005.

Canfield was known for his great sense of humor, for his professionalism and commitment to his colleagues.

Deputy Canfield joined the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department in 1996 after leaving the United States Army. He was assigned to the Rancho Cordova Police Department's motor unit in 2004. The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department provides law enforcement services for Rancho Cordova under contract.

Canfield is survived by his wife, Michelle, and two sons, Tyler and Bryce.