Deputy Randy Hamson succumbed to injuries sustained on August 16, 2004, when he was struck by a vehicle on Sierra Highway. He had been investigating an accident when he saw an oncoming car driving without its headlights on. As he stepped into the roadway to get the driver’s attention with his flashlight, he was struck by another car.
He remained in a coma in a long-term care facility until succumbing to his injuries.
Deputy Hamson had served with the agency for five years at the time of the accident. He is survived by his wife, two sons, parents and two brothers.