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Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department
Monday May 15th, 2017 :: 10:44 a.m. PDT


Community Alert-Fraudulent Donation Accounts being established for Deputy Garner and CSO Johnson

As with any tragedy there are always those criminals who find a way to take advantage of the great people in our community who want to help. We are aware of one go fund me accounts using a photo of Deputy Garner and Community Service Officer Johnson.

This is fake account and detectives are currently investigating who the accounts belong to. Also be aware of people attempting to collect donations via phone calls. The Sheriff’s Department, nor any other group, association, or organization is collecting money or donations via phone call from community.

Sheriff Adam Christianson stated, “Exploiting the Garner family and the Johnson family by soliciting fraudulent donations is a despicable criminal act. If identified, those criminal cowards will be arrested and prosecuted.”

We truly appreciate the support the family and our office has received from people across the nation and thank you for what you have done.

The Stanislaus Sworn Deputies Association is in the process of establishing a Memorial Fund for Deputy Garner and CSO Johnson. Once the fund is established, the information will be shared on our Facebook pages and our website at

The Johnson family has established an approved GoFundMe account at


Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department
250 Hackett Road
Modesto, CA 95358

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