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Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department
Friday October 27th, 2017 :: 03:46 p.m. PDT


Ceres Police Department Officers’ Involved in October 22, 2017, Officer-Involved Shooting Identified

Modesto CA – The two Ceres Police Department officers’ involved in the October 22, 2017, officer-involved shooting at Imperial Avenue and Ustick Road in the unincorporated area of Modesto have been identified as Sgt Darren Venn and Officer Ross Bays. Sgt Venn has 17 years of law enforcement experience, and Officer Bays has 15 years of law enforcement experience.

No further details regarding the investigation are being released at this time.

If you have any information on this investigation, please call Detective Kamila Sulkowski at 209-525-7032.

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