Fourth Generation Warfare

Santa Cruz County deputy killed, 2 other officers shot in ambush

This may be an isolated incident, and the reason for it is unclear, but this is the kind of thing that happens in guerrilla insurgencies.

Associated Press

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A Santa Cruz County sheriff’s deputy was killed and two other law enforcement officers were wounded when they were shot Saturday while making an arrest, authorities said.

Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller was shot and killed in Ben Lomond, an unincorporated area near Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart said. A second deputy was injured, and a third officer, from the California Highway Patrol, was shot in his hand, Hart said.

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