Public Safety Agencies Console Stanislaus Sheriff’s Department After Losing 2 Employees

MODESTO (CBS 13)- After the loss of two valued members of the Stanislaus County Sheriffs Office in a tragic car crash Saturday morning, other public safety agencies have expressed their condolences.

Deputy Garner, 41, and Community Service Officer Johnson, 42, died in a solo-vehicle collision in Modesto while responding to a report of a residential burglary.

Here are just some of the many that have come into the CBS 13 Newsroom:

Modesto Police Department
We offer our deepest condolences to the men and women of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department during this time of tragic loss. We will stand right beside you during this difficult time. #stanislaussheriff

Stockton Police Department
The Stockton Police Department sends our condolences to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department. #InTheLineOfDuty #ThinBlueLine

City of Turlock – Fire Department
‪Our Deepest condolences go out to the family, friends, & coworkers of Deputy Garner & CSO Johnson.

Tracy Police Department
Please accept our sincerest condolence from the bottom of our hearts, we are truly sorry for your loss.

Lodi Police Department
Our hearts go out to our brothers and sisters at The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.

California Gov. Jerry Brown has also offered his condolences to the Stanislaus Sheriff’s Department, issuing the following statement:

“Anne and I were deeply saddened to learn of the collision that resulted in the tragic deaths of Deputy Garner and Community Service Officer Johnson this morning. Both were dedicated public servants who devoted their careers to keeping the people of Stanislaus County safe. We extend our deepest condolences to their families, friends and coworkers.”

Community Service Officer Johnson was a 15-year veteran of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department. She is survived by her parents, Ron and Sharon, and three children.

Deputy Garner served with the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department for 9 1/2 years. He is survived by his wife, Helen, and four children.

In honor of Deputy Garner and Community Service Officer Johnson,  flags at the State Capitol will be flown at half-staff.

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