Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputy


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Foley:

“Deputy Foley spent nearly four decades protecting communities in the Bay Area and his death is a terrible loss to all who knew and loved him. On behalf of all Californians, Anne and I extend our deepest condolences to his friends, family and law enforcement brothers and sisters.”

Deputy Foley, 60, was walking across the parking lot of the Santa Rita County Jail Wednesday morning when he was struck by a prisoner transport bus. He was hospitalized and died of his injuries today.

Deputy Foley served at the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office since 2007. He previously served at the Concord Police Department for 29 years.

He is survived by his wife, Tammie; son, Michael; and daughter, Tonya.

In honor of Deputy Foley, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.