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Sacramento County Sheriff CA Patch
Resided: CA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Aug. 15, 1850
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male
Agency
Dept: Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept. - CA
3341 Power Inn Rd  
Sacramento, CA   95826   USA
(916)875-2665
County: Sacramento
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Sheriff
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: CA   USA   Thu. Aug. 15, 1850
Summary: Sheriff McKinney was shot and killed as he and his deputies attempted to arrest several squatters.

As a result of the California Gold Rush, several confrontations took place between Sacramento County property owners and squatters during the summer of 1850. Following the funeral of the city assessor, who was killed in a battle with squatters the day before, Sheriff McKinney and twenty deputies rode to Brighton where several squatters had barricaded themselves in a house. As they entered the house gunfire erupted. Sheriff McKinney and two squatters were killed before the other squatters were forced to surrender.

Sheriff McKinney had held the position of Sheriff for only five months and was the county's first elected Sheriff

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