SWAT officer from SDPD credited with saving lives of fallen deputies
September 26, 2012 (Lakseide)—San Diego Sheriff’s Department has identified the two deputies who were shot in the line of duty yesterday by a suspected child abuser. The gun battle began at 12:17 yesterday at apartment 72 at 12701 Mapleview Street.
Sgt. Craig Johnson, a 23-year veteran of the Santee Sheriff’s Station and Detective Ali Perez, an 18-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Child Abuse unit, both suffered gunshot wounds to the torso. Following surgery at Sharp Memorial Hospital, Sgt. Johnson is in serious condition, while Detective Perez is in critical condition.