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 David Gordon Graves

Today we honor a fallen Fresno County Deputy, Deputy David Gordon Graves who was killed in the line of duty - November 5, 1982. David was killed by a drunk driver at the intersection of Shaw and Dickenson in western Fresno County. 

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Today we honor fallen Fresno County Sheriff’s Deputy Joel Wahlenmaier who was gunned down during the service of a search warrant in the Fresno County town of Minkler, on February 25, 2010. 

The Fresno Deputy Sheriffs Association honors each of our fallen deputies who have been killed in the line of duty. Joel was a member of the Fresno County Search and Rescue team, property detective, homicide detective and a great friend and partner to many of us here. 

Joel is survived by his wife Bev Wahlenmaier, daughter Amy, son-in-law Hunter and son Austin. A grand-daughter whom he never met, Monroe.  

Take the time today as we are at the Fresno Deputy Sheriffs Association to remember our friend Joel Wahlenmaier.  Joel paid the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of Fresno County. 

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


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A Message from the President, November 2018

Selfless Sacrifice

Following the local, state and national news media on a daily basis, another horrific crime plays out; another law enforcement officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. Innocent people die in the hands of yet another meaningless active shooter when he goes on a killing spree at a local restaurant/bar establishment in southern California. This time it was Ventura County Sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus who was killed as he and a CHP Officer engaged the active shooter in the Borderline Bar & Grill to stop a mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Twelve people were killed in this senseless crime.