We are saddened to hear about the loss of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Wallace. Our thoughts & prayers go out to the family, friends, & colleagues of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.
Deputy Sheriff Dennis Wallace was shot and killed at Fox Grove Park, in Hughson, while investigating a suspicious vehicle.
He requested a backup officer after dispatchers alerted him that the vehicle was stolen. When the second deputy arrived he discovered Deputy Wallace suffering two gunshot wounds to the head. It was quickly determined that he was shot in the head at point-blank range.
The suspect fled the scene in the stolen car before carjacking a second vehicle. The man remains at large.
Deputy Wallace had served with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department for 20 years.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Sheriff Adam Christianson
Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department
250 E Hackett Road
Modesto, CA 95358
Phone: (209) 525-7114