Fresno Deputy Sheriff's Association

Representing more than 650 active employees.

Our Mission

The Fresno Deputy Sheriff’s Association was organized in 1973 to give members of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office the opportunity for fair representation based on the Peace Officer Bill of Rights. The FDSA was also organized to give a group of Deputy Sheriffs the opportunity to collectively bargain with the County of Fresno for wages, benefits, and working conditions.

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The Fresno County Sheriff's Office commemorates the death of Deputy Sheriff Josh Lancaster

On May 29, 2003, Deputy Sheriff Josh Lancaster was killed in the line of duty during a vehicle pursuit. A suspect was evading Sanger Police Officers when he crashed into Josh’s unmarked detective car. The crash happened in southeastern Fresno County in the area of Adams and Maple. The suspect’s fleeing car was traveling in excess of 90 miles an hour when it broadsided Josh’s unmarked patrol vehicle.

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EOW: September 8, 1997

Today we honor a fallen Fresno County Sheriff Deputy Jeff Isaac who was killed in the line of duty, Sept 8, 1997, 20 years ago – a solo vehicle accident near the City of Reedley CA, and only minutes from where Jeff and his family lived. 

To date we still don’t really know what happened the night of the vehicle accident which took Jeff’s life. Many of you hired with Jeff were working the night he was killed. The heartbreaking thing about is Jeff was alive and talking at the crash site. He died as a result of the crash at UMC Hospital. Jeff left behind a young family, along with loving parents and siblings who I know miss him deeply each day. 

Jeff was such a great guy and was very well liked by the community he served. Jeff cared about the community he lived in. I saw this quality first hand on many occasions while working as a partner with Jeff back in my early days as a 108 reserve.  Those of you who worked around Jeff remember that quality. 

Spencer and Chantelle, Jeff’s children, have grown up to be beautiful and successful adults. Jeff Isaac was an honorable man and it shows through his children as well through his family. 

Take the time today to remember Jeff. 

We will always honor him and we will never forget him. God Bless

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A Message from the President, June 2018

Assembly Bill 931

The Assembly Bill labeled, AB 931, which has as its goal prosecution of law enforcement officers for using deadly force, even if the use of force was "reasonable." The bill seeks to replace the 146-year-old "reasonable" standard for judging use of force with a new standard that requires a determination if the force was "necessary." This newly invented standard allows prosecutors to second guess the actions of a law enforcement officer and file charges if they decide the officer should have taken a different course of action.