End of Watch: December 19, 2007
Detective Vu Nguyen was shot while chasing a suspect.
Nguyen was performing a routine gang patrol when someone bolted from a house in south Sacramento. He started chasing the suspect through backyards when he was shot in the neck. When his partner found him, though he had been wounded, he had drawn his gun. He was airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center where he underwent surgery before succumbing to the gunshot wound.
Detective Nguyen served as a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy for ten years. He was a gang detective for three years. He is survived by his wife.