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Community asked to shine a light for fallen deputies

SACRAMENTO – People everywhere are being asked to shine a light Saturday for Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff's Det. Michael Davis Jr.

Any type of porch light will do, but many are turning to blue light bulbs which represent the thin blue line.

As Rob Sowell bought two blue light bulbs, he thought about the risks officers take on everyday.

"Any police officer knows there's a chance they might not come back," Sowell said.

Sowell said taking part in Saturday's "Lights On" show of support for the fallen deputies is the least he can do.

Wife of carjacking victim says husband is recovering

Sharon Holmes, the wife of carjacking and shooting victim Anthony Holmes, said her husband is getting stronger.

From his hospital bed, Anthony Holmes is able to stand up and give a thumbs up to show he's slowly getting better. His wife said Anthony Holmes isn't speaking yet but is showing signs of improvement.

"All the support we are getting, its holding me up really well -- its amazing, really amazing," Sharon Holmes said.

Anthony Holmes is recovering from multiple surgeries after being shot four times by suspect Marcelo Marquez. Sharon Holmes said her husband was shot once in the neck shattering his jaw, twice in his hand and once on his wrist.

She said Marquez, the man suspected of shooting and killing two deputies and injuring her husband and another deputy, should not be getting as much attention.

Monroy Bracamontes, wife charged with murders of sheriff's officers

A man accused of gunning down two sheriff's officers and wounding two others last Friday was arraigned on 14 felony counts plus special circumstances in Sacramento Superior Court on Tuesday.

Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes, 34, was charged with the murders of Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County sheriff's Detective Michael Davis Jr. and four counts of attempted murder. Bystander Anthony Holmes was shot in the head during a carjacking attempt and Placer County sheriff's Deputy Jeffrey Davis was allegedly shot in the arm by Monroy Bracamonte. Prosecutors also accuse Monroy Bracamontes of the attempted murder of two other Placer County sheriff's deputies.

Monroy Bracamontes also faces allegations of possession of an assault weapon, possession of firearms by a convicted felon, and theft of a police cruiser.

Read: Official complaint against couple in deputy slayings

SACRAMENTO - On Tuesday, the Superior Court in Sacramento released the official complaint against Marcelo Marquez and Janelle Monroy. Marquez and Monroy are accused in a day-long crime spree which included multiple carjackings and four shootings, two of which resulted in the deaths of local deputoes.

Following is the complaint in its entirety:

Widow of slain officer: He 'loved catching the bad guys'

SACRAMENTO - The widow of slain P.O.P. (Problem Oriented Policing) officer Danny Oliver shared some personal moments in a heartfelt interview with reporters on Monday.

A strong, yet very emotional Susan Oliver fought back tears when speaking of her late husband.

"He was a prankster. He was a hard worker. And that he gave his life for everyone in his community," Susan said.

The 47-year-old was gunned down Friday in the parking lot of the Motel 6 on Arden Way. Oliver was checking on a suspicious vehicle when authorities say he was shot and killed by suspected gunman, Marcelo Marquez.

"He never said he was afraid of dying or anything like that. He always said, 'you have a little fear, otherwise you're not going to see the things around you that could hurt you,'" Susan recalled.

Two sheriff's deputies killed; suspect in shootings captured


"This man was on a one-man crime spree" is how one law enforcement official described shootings in Sacramento and Placer counties Friday that left two sheriff's deputies dead, a third wounded, and a bystander shot.

Suspect Marcelo Marquez, 34, was taken into custody after hiding in an Auburn home following a six-hour manhunt that began with the fatal shooting of Sacramento County sheriff's deputy Danny Oliver.

3 people dead after SUV slams into bicyclist, tree

Three people died in a collision between an SUV and a bicyclist in Sacramento Thursday afternoon.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a female cyclist and a female passenger in a Chevrolet Tahoe died in the crash at Howe Avenue and Birney Way. The male driver was transported to an area hospital with major injuries, but later died.

The passenger killed in the crash was identified as 24-year-old Reness Pojol of Citrus Heights.

According to the CHP investigation and witnesses, the SUV was speeding on southbound Howe and when it suddenly veered into northbound lane, striking the 53-year-old cyclist who was riding her bike against the traffic. The impact threw the woman from the bike about 100 feet and she was pronounced dead at the scene.