Roger Alfaro

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Service Record

San Bernardino County California Sheriff's Department

Rank Deputy
Salary $200,396 (2022)[1]
Last Known Status Active

Incident Reports

2018 Death of Ray Wyatt

On May 21, 2018, Wyatt arranged to meet his ex-girlfriend, Ronda Ebeling. Ebeling kept a call open to a friend on her cell phone. The friend heard a reference to a gun and the sound of Wyatt hitting Ebeling and screams for help. The friend called 911 and several deputies responded. When Deputy Robert Stucki arrived, Wyatt shot Ebeling multiple times. Stucki fired at Wyatt, who ran into the desert.[2][3]

Alfaro, Deputy Michael Sellers, and Sergeant Mauricio Hurtado arrived and joined the search for Wyatt. Officers located Wyatt, who ran and refused commands. Wyatt raised the gun toward the deputies, who fired, striking Wyatt.[3]

Officers rendered aid until paramedics arrived. Wyatt died at the scene.[3][2]

Audio from the incident was captured on officers' belt recorders.[4]

Ebeling died at the hospital.[2]

Response Timeline

On March 18, 2021, the county District Attorney determined that the shooting was legally justified.[3]

2021 Shooting of David Silva

On July 28, 2021, Alfaro tried to stop Silva's vehicle for an obstructed license plate. Silva led Alfaro on a chase, stopping once to let two passengers out of the vehicle. Silva reached speeds of over 100mph on the freeway before he lost control and spun out. Alfaro exited his vehicle, and Silva started driving towards him. Alfaro fired, striking the vehicle which came to a stop nearby.[4]

Silva complied with orders to exit the vehicle. Alfaro rendered medical aid until other officers and paramedics arrived and treated Silva for a gunshot wound to his ankle.[4]

Audio from the incident was captured on Alfaro's belt recorder.[4]

Response Timeline

On September 12, 2022, Silva filed a civil rights lawsuit against Alfaro and the county.[5]

On November 8, 2023, the county District Attorney determined that Alfaro used force in self-defense and his actions were justified.[4]

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References

  1. Roger Alfaro, Deputy Sheriff Hr Shift, San Bernardino County, govSalaries
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Martin Estacio, DA: Deputies' actions justified in 2018 shooting death of man near Joshua Tree National Park, Victorville Daily Press, 2021-04-03
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Public Release Memorandum, San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office, 2021-03-18
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Public Release Memorandum, San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office, 2023-11-08
  5. David Joseph Silva v. County of San Bernardino et al, U.S. District Court