Sheriff Thomas McGovern

In 1927, Sheriff Thomas McGovern died from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.  Undersheriff Pierre Larrecou was murdered whilesearching a suspect he had arrested for robbery.  Deputy Jules Jara died when his vehicle overturned while transporting a prisoner from San Luis Obispo. That year was a bad one, but was the last of a line-of-duty death in the Sheriff's Office.