The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the death of one of its officers during a shoot-out with a suspect in the City of Rancho Cordova on Monday.
The slain officer has been identified as 27-year-old Deputy Mark Stasyuk. Deputy Julie Robertson, 28, and an innocent bystander were also shot. Both are in stable condition.
“At 1:44 p.m. on September 17, 2018, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a 911 call regarding a disturbance at a local business, located at the 10000 block of Folsom Boulevard,” according to the Sheriff’s Office press release. “Two Rancho Cordova Police Department Officers, which is a contract city with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, responded to the scene. The initial call for service gave no indication that the suspect was armed or dangerous. Upon the officers arriving, they were fired upon by the suspect and were able to return fire.”
The suspect fled but was eventually apprehended by deputies and taken into custody, according to the release.
“Deputy Mark Stasyuk was a four and a half year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department and was assigned to the Rancho Cordova Police Department as a patrol officer. Deputy Stasyuk leaves behind a wife, mother, father, and sister. He was preceded in death by his older brother.”
Deputy Stasyuk is the third Sacramento County officer killed in the line of duty since 2014.