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On October 22, 2013, Andy Lopez Cruz was shot multiple times by an on-duty deputy sheriff employed by the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office. He died at the scene. The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office immediately invoked the Sonoma County Law Enforcement Employee-Involved Fatal Incident Protocol.
On October 16, 2013, Mr. Christopher Augustin, while under the influence of a high level of methamphetamine, died as a result of cardiopulmonary arrest during a struggle with officers from the Santa Rosa Police Department who were attempting to take him into custody. The death was found to be due to "excited delirium" and occurred at a residence located in Santa Rosa, California
On November 18, 2013, Wayne Courtright Jr., 58, died as a result of a single gunshot wound that was sustained when he was shot by an on-duty deputy sheriff employed by the Sonoma County Sheriffs Office. The shooting event occurred at during a dispatch call out on a report of an armed subject threatening to kill his wife.
This fatal shooting involved the Windsor Police Department. The city of Windsor contracts with the Sonoma County Sheriffs Office for their police services; all Windsor police officers are Sonoma County Sheriffs Deputies. The involved officers in this incident were Deputies Andrew Cash and Donald Fletcher. The decedent was 48-year-old Urbano Morales of Windsor.