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Every day, officers of the San Mateo County are performing selfless, heroic acts. Read about them here.

Deputies save a womans life not once but twice

Life-saving Medal

On May 31st, 2018, Deputies Armanino and Bray were dispatched to a medical call at a dental office.   They arrived on scene and found a woman unconscious, and not breathing. Deputies Armanino and Bray quickly took over providing CPR.  The…

Deputy Sean Harper

Medal of Valor

On July 2, 2016, at approximately 1400 hours, you were rafting with your father, uncle and cousin on the Trinity River in Lewiston, CA in an area of the river named Cemetery Hole. As you were floating down the river, you saw a kayaker had become trapped by the…

Deputy Erik Rueppel

Medal of Valor

On August 3, 2015, at approximately 1832 hours, your and Deputy Whitted’s attention was directed to a vehicle accident at the grade crossing behind you. The vehicle had skidded through the intersection of West Evelyn Avenue and Mary Avenue, colliding with a…

Deputy Edgar Manilla

Medal of Valor

On Monday, February 18, 2013, at approximately 2306 hours, you, Deputy Seidler and Sergeant Lopez were dispatched to a house fire in Moss Beach. A full assignment emergency fire response was initiated. There was heavy dark billowing smoke coming from the garage and…

Fallen Heroes




Sheriff Thomas McGovern

Sheriff Herber Lampkin

Undersheriff Joel Mansfield

Sheriff Phil McEvoy

Deputy Sheriff George Tallman