Condolences pour in for Riverside County sheriff’s Deputy Darnell Calhoun

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department lost another deputy Friday, Jan, 13.

Deputy Darnell Calhoun was shot and killed in Lake Elsinore.

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The shooting happened just after 4:30 p.m. Friday. Details were not immediately available on how Calhoun was shot or what he was investigating.

He is the second Riverside County sheriff’s deputy to be killed in the line of duty in 16 days.

On Dec. 29, Deputy Isaiah Cordero was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Jurupa Valley. His memorial service was one week ago.

An outpouring of support for Calhoun and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department came from social media late Friday.

Here are some of those messages:

We are devastated by this news. So sorry for your loss .

— Rancho Cucamonga Police (@RanchoPD) January 14, 2023

“Our hearts are broken for our partners @RSO. Our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Calhoun’s family, loved ones, and partners,” San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department tweeted.

Our office joins with the friends, family, and fellow officers in mourning the loss of @RSO Deputy Darnell Calhoun, who was tragically murdered this evening in Lake Elsinore.

— Riverside County DA’s Office (@RivCoDA) January 14, 2023

Devastating news from @RSO. Thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Calhoun’s family, friends and our brothers and sisters at the Riverside Sheriff’s Department.

— Undersheriff Jeff Hallock (@Jeff_Hallock) January 14, 2023

The Los Angeles Police Department offered condolences.

“Tragic news, as we learn Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Darnell Calhoun has been killed in the line of duty today. The LAPD sends its condolences to his friends and loved ones. Rest In Peace Deputy Calhoun,” the agency tweeted late Friday.

We are incredibly heartbroken. Thinking of Deputy Darnell Calhoun’s family and friends and our #RivCo family @RSO.

— County of Riverside (@RivCoNow) January 14, 2023

We mourn with our brothers and sisters @riversidecountysheriff for the tragic loss of Deputy Calhoun. We send our thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, and colleagues. Rest easy brother. #sheepdog #Hero #restinpeace


“Sending our deepest condolences and strength as @RSO endures another tragic loss. Prayers to Deputy Calhoun’s family and loved ones,” San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office said on Twitter.

Our Partners @RSO have suffered another unimaginable loss. Dep Darnell Calhoun gave his life in the service of others. Sheriff Bianco, on Behalf of the @LASDHQ, I offer my sincerest condolences. My Family, agency, and @CountyofLA will hold you and @RSO in our hearts & prayers.

— Robert Luna (@LACoSheriff) January 14, 2023

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department as they mourn the loss of Deputy Darnell Calhoun. Deputy Calhoun is the second RSO Deputy killed in the line of duty in the last fifteen days. #EOW #UltimateSacrifice #WeStandWithRiversideCounty

— FullertonPD PIO (@FPDPIO) January 14, 2023

There are absolutely no words to describe this tragedy. Our hearts go out to Deputy Calhoun’s family, @RSO, & @BiancoSheriff.

— Chief Marcelo A. Blanco (@UplandPDChief) January 14, 2023

Deputy Darnell Calhoun paid the #UltimateSacrifice today protecting his community. Our deepest thoughts and prayers for @RSO and the loved ones of Deputy Calhoun.

— Torrance Police (@TorrancePD) January 14, 2023

Our hearts are heavy after hearing the news from the @RSO regarding the loss of Deputy Darnell Calhoun

On behalf of Chief Harris and the everyone at the Pasadena PD we extend our deepest condolences to all of Deputy Calhoun’s loved ones and to the Riverside County Sheriffs Dept

— Pasadena Police (@PasadenaPD) January 14, 2023

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