Deputy Sheriff Darnell Calhoun
Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, California
End of Watch Friday, January 13, 2023
Tour 3 years
Weapon Gun; Unknown type
Offender Shot and wounded
Deputy Sheriff Darnell Calhoun was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call in the 18500 block of Hilldale Lane in Lake Elsinore.
A call-taker heard the sounds of a struggle after an occupant of the home had called to report a child custody issue at the residence. Deputy Calhoun was the first deputy to arrive on the scene and was shot. Deputy Calhoun’s backup arrived and discovered him wounded in the street. The second deputy became engaged in a shootout with the subject and wounded the man.
Deputy Calhoun was transported to Valley Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.
Deputy Calhoun had served with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for 11 months and had previously served with the San Diego Police Department for two years. He is survived by his expectant wife.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Sheriff Chad Bianco
Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
4095 Lemon Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951 ) 955-2400