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California Governor Brown Issues Statement Regarding Death of Alameda County Deputy Michael Foley

Gov. Jerry Brown issued a statement Thursday addressing the accidental death of an Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputy. Deputy Michael Foley, 60, died from his injuries Thursday after an inmate bus struck him Wednesday morning at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

The incident happened at about 6 a.m. at the transportation yard behind the jail near Broder Boulevard as Foley was walking across the parking lot, according to Alameda County sheriff’s officials. “Deputy Foley spent nearly four decades protecting communities in the Bay Area and his death is a terrible loss to all who knew and love him.

On behalf of all Californians, Anne and I extend our deepest condolences to his friends, family and law enforcement brothers and sisters,” Brown said in the statement.

At the time of the crash, it was still dark and the deputy driving the bus didn’t see Foley. The bus was traveling about 15 mph and no inmates were on the bus, sheriff’s officials said. Foley had been with the sheriff’s department for 8 years and previously was an officer with the Concord Police Department for 29 years, according to sheriff’s officials.

Foley is survived by his wife and two children. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help his family. The page can be found at

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