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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday September 16th, 2015 :: 04:38 p.m. PDT


News Story - Tragic Death of Off-Duty Sheriff’s Sergeant - Ventura County

Nature of Incident: Tragic Death of Off-Duty Sheriff’s Sergeant
Report Number: N/A
Location: Zion National Park, Utah
Date & Time: 09/16/2015 @ 4:30 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Administration
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence
(D) Robert “Steve” Arthur Camarillo
On behalf of the family of Steve and Linda Arthur, Sheriff Geoff Dean is saddened to announce the death of Ventura County Sheriff's Sergeant Steve Arthur. On Monday, September 14, 2015, Steve Arthur and his wife Linda were hiking in Zion National Park in Utah when a series of flash floods hit the area. On September 16, 2015, Steve was positively identified as one of the victims. Linda Arthur is still missing and a recovery effort is on-going.

Steve Arthur was a 21-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and was assigned to the Camarillo Police Department as the Traffic Supervisor. Steve was known for his tireless efforts working with local youth both on and off duty and possessed a huge compassion for humanity. Steve is survived by his three adult children and seven grandchildren. Please keep the Arthur family in your thoughts and prayers.

For details of the events in Utah please contact the United States National Park Service at (435) 703-3836

Prepared by: Captain John Reilly
News Release Date: September 16, 2015
Media Follow-Up Contact: Captain John Reilly (805) 947-6782
Sergeant Denise Sliva (805) 947-9258

Approved by: Undersheriff Gary Pentis

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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