Fallen Sacramento Deputy Honored At Cowboys V. 49ers Game
By Doug Lazy on October 24, 2017
A Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy who was killed in the line of duty was honored by his favorite NFL team over the weekend. The Dallas Cowboys came to Levi’s Stadium last weekend to take on the San Francisco 49ers and the family of Deputy Robert French’s family were given VIP passes by the Cowboys. That included field access where his former girlfriend posted a picture of her wearing a Dallas jersey with French’s name on the back. French grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana and quickly became a fan of the Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones. In fact, meeting Jones was a lifelong dream that his family was able to fulfill in his honor last weekend. His girlfriend spoke of the meeting saying, “(Jones) just said, ‘I’m so sorry for your loss and I hear he was a great man and a huge Cowboys fan…. I melted down when he gave me a hug. I just caved.”
Deputy French was killed in the line of duty on August 30th during a gunfight at a Sacramento hotel.