Bernardino County Sheriff
Deputy ROBERT JAHN
October 18, 2018
Just after midnight, Thursday morning a
gun-battle ensued between several men and San Bernardino County Sheriff
Deputies, in Adelanto, California, San Bernardino County. A Sheriff Deputy was critically wounded when
shot by a suspect.
P.M. - According to Sheriff Deputy Cindy Bachman, the spokeswoman for the
County Sheriff said that Deputy Robert Jahn was conscious after being airlifted
to Colton's Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where he underwent surgery.
John McMahon Addressed the Press at
Regional Medical Center
- San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon held a press conference early
afternoon, outside Arrowhead Regional Hospital, located in Colton. McMahon
identified the wounded deputy as Robert Jahn.
The five-year law enforcement veteran of the San Bernardino County
who was struck below his bullet-proof vest that is standard wear of the
Deputy Robert Jahn, the married father of four teenage daughters, was joined at
the medical center by his family members.
you may be aware, this is the third event in the last 14 days, where our deputy
sheriffs were fired upon by suspects in this county," Sheriff McMahon
said. "It's important to remember that we have a great deal of community
support in the county of San Bernardino, but there are some dangerous people on
Assemblyman Obernolte Issues Statement on
San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputy
– Today, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) issued the following statement
on the San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputy airlifted after being shot in
was extremely saddened to hear that a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy
was shot in Adelanto early this morning. This senseless act of violence against
this deputy is disheartening. I have the upmost respect and admiration for our
law enforcement community who risk their lives daily to serve and protect the
public. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family and I wish him a speedy recovery.”
a massive law enforcement team including a SWAT team, descended on the scene.
Shortly before 7:00 A.M., authorities reported that two men, each 26 years-old
from Los Angeles and a woman were detained, adding that a search of the
building for possible additional suspects was ongoing.
The woman was said to be
a possible witness.
had been in Sacramento to participate in a meeting of the Commission on Peace
Officers Standards and Training. He flew back early Thursday when he learned of
Sheriff John McMahon later held a press conference
outside the hospital, where he identified Jahn, a five-year veteran of the
department, who was struck below the bulletproof vest he was wearing.
According to Deputy
Bachman, Jahn was alert and talking before he went into surgery, but no update
on his condition was available by Thursday evening.
A vigil was scheduled for San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputy Robert Jahn, this evening at Thursday 6:30 P.M. in Adelanto City Hall,
11600 Air Expressway.
Jahn has been with the
department for five years after previously having no law enforcement
experience. He has been assigned to the Victor Valley station for two years.
Anyone who may have information
relating to this incident, may contact the San Bernardino
is tough and resilient, and I know our deputy is fighting strong to recover,”
Sgt. Grant Ward, president of the Sheriff’s Employees’ Benefit Association, the
bargaining unit for deputies, said via Twitter.
This incident report was edited by E T
Russell, October 18, 2018