Santa Cruz County Sheriff Deputies ambushed with improvised explosive devices..

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    On Saturday June 6th at around 1:30 p.m., we received a call about a suspicious van parked off the road near Jamison Creek, Boulder Creek. The caller saw guns and bomb making materials inside the van. When deputies arrived, the van was seen leaving the area and tried to follow it, finally finding it at a home on Waldeberg, Ben Lomond. As deputies began investigating, they were ambushed with gunfire and multiple improvised explosive devices. Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller was shot and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Another deputy was either shot or struck by shrapnel and struck by a car as the suspect fled the property. We are hopeful the deputy will recover.

    Calls of a carjacking nearby soon followed as officers from departments throughout Santa Cruz County began arriving to the area, several of whom were involved in the arrest of the suspect, Steven Carrillo, who was reportedly armed was shot during his arrest. The suspect survived and was treated and released from the hospital. He will be arrested for the murder of Sergeant Gutzwiller and other felonies.

    Damon was a patrol supervisor and worked for the Sheriff’s Office since 2006. He is 38-years-old and married with children. Damon was a courageous, intelligent, sensitive and a caring man. “Words cannot express the pain we feel for Damon and his family,” Sheriff Jim Hart said, “He was the kind of person we all hope to be. Today, we lost a hero. We are grateful to have known him and we mourn with his family.”

    The District Attorney’s Office is investigating the case. We will release more information about the incident early next week.
     
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    :fallenofficer:Prayers for his family and department.
     
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    Prayers Sent :fallenofficer:
     
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    Gutz was the best guy. Always smiling and upbeat, and had this measured beat to his voice that was never fast or too slow. A lot of people are hurting right now, and will be for a long time to come. I felt helpless - retired, and across the country, unable to go to HQ or anywhere and get involved. I held my old badge and wept.
     
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    Another tragic incident. My prayers have been sent for Deputy Gutzwiller, his family and SCSO. May God bless them all and ease the grief!

    ateamer: Prayers to ease your grief too my Brother...
     
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    Prayers for the Sgt, his family and coworkers and all left behind to mourn. Godspeed sir.:fallenofficer:
     
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    I heard sirens all afternoon since I live near a crossroads in the mountains. If you want to get up there fast you pretty much go past me.

    I was not thrilled to be retired and know what was going on.

    Rest in peace. Say hello to Butch, Beth, and Tom. Beth will welcome you warmly. Butch and Tom have the place figured out.
     
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    Thoughts and prayers for a speedy and full recovery for the wounded.. Heartfelt wishes for Sergeant Gutzwiller to have a good journey to the other side. Sincere sympathies for his family and friends.
    To all brothers and sisters in law enforcement, we are getting hit from all sides. Stand by each other and watch each other's backs. Treat every encounter like it will be broadcast on national news cause it may well be no matter if it goes well or horribly. Try not to rush into anything. Observe and assess the situation prior to contact if possible. Always have an exit strategy and route. It is not a question of being paranoid. It is a question of being paranoid enough.
     
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    And the shooter was An active duty military police Staff sergeant. What is the world coming to.