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 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 Fresno County. 

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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 Fresno County. 

Deputies like David Graves, although their lives taken far too early, remind us in law enforcement to never forget their sacrifices. Deputy Graves worked to protect the citizens of Fresno County and we will always be grateful for that. We honor Deputy Graves each day with a highway sign on State Route 41 near Friant Road. Its memorials like these that not only honor David; they honor his family and provide a reminder to the community the sacrifice David gave to make them safe.   

David left behind his wife and two daughters. David also left behind several other family, friends and co-workers who will never forget this tragic night of November 5, 1982. 

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

 

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A Message from the President, December 2017

Reflection on 2017 – Good and Bad



Entering the new year of 2018 will host a variety of challenges for all of us at the Sheriff’s Office. Working together is the only way we are going to be able to accomplish them. Day after day, law enforcement officers are highlighted in the headlines for encounters ending fatally or unfavorably. For example, an officer in Georgia was recently lambasted in the media for having shot and killed a Georgia Tech student instead of using other, less lethal means to manage the situation. Of course, such stories don’t tell you all the details of what occurred or provide context to the procedures involved. Unfortunately, in a time of intense scrutiny of law enforcement, this negative press has become commonplace.