Fresno Deputy Sheriff's Association

Representing more than 650 active employees.

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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 Jeffrey Sean Isaac

Jeffrey Sean Isaac

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 – 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. Jeff 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 days as a 108 reserve. Those of you who worked around Jeff remember that quality. We still talk about him today and miss him dearly.

Spencer and Chantelle, Jeff’s children, have grown up to be beautiful and successful adults. Spencer recently graduated from North Carolina State University. 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

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.

The suspect’s girlfriend was a passenger in the car and died, along with the unborn child she was carrying. The suspect survived and was sentenced to State Prison. At the time he was fatally injured, Josh had been working a night time burglary detail. That evening he, along with other detectives, were searching for a suspect nicknamed the “DC Shoe” burglar.

Josh was a rising star in the Sheriff’s Office, and became a detective just a few years after he was hired. He was diligent in his work, and loved to “catch a crook.” Many of those who worked around Josh will always remember his sense of humor, his drive for life, and just how great of a person he was.

Today, as co-workers, we keep Josh in our hearts and prayers. We keep Josh’s family in our thoughts as well. We are grateful for the memories we have of Josh at work and the memories his family has shared with us about how Josh was at home.

We miss Josh and will never forget the service he gave to the citizens of this County.

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A Message from the President, August 2018

Many of you have discussed with me AB931. I have discussed this at FDSA meetings, briefings, parking lot conversation, and to many of our elected officials – both State and local elected officials in an attempt to make it very known that changing language in PC 835a will be handcuffing us from not only our safety but from doing our job.

I am proud to say that our central valley delegation, including those on the central coast of California is not interested in making our jobs harder. In fact, it is quite the opposite. They want us to have the tools and resources to be safer each and every day.