Samuel Fuller

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Service Record

San Bernardino County California Sheriff's Department

Rank Deputy
Salary $158,462 (2021)[1]
Last Known Status Active


2020 Lifesaving Award

On May 31, 2019, Fuller and another deputy responded to a medical aid call and performed CPR until paramedics arrived. The man survived. On January 16, 2020, Fuller and the other deputy were awarded the department's Lifesaving Award.[2][3]

Incident Reports

2023 Death of Kyle Sostek

On March 12, 2023, Fuller stopped Sostek's vehicle as he knew Sostek had an outstanding warrant. Sostek refused to stop and later exited the vehicle on foot. Fuller shot Sostek, who died at the scene.[4]

Response Timeline

The California Department of Justice will conduct an independent investigation of the shooting, which is required under state law for officer-involved shootings of unarmed individuals.[5]

LEO Ratings

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  1. Samuel Fuller, Deputy Sheriff Hr Shift, San Bernardino County, govSalaries
  2. Big Bear deputies honored, Big Bear Grizzly, 2020-01-22
  3. Four Big Bear Deputies Receive Sheriff's Lifesaving Awards, Big Bear Sheriff's Station, 2020-0-16
  4. Kristina Nehls, Man killed by sheriff's deputy identified as Kyle Sostek, Big Bear Grizzly, 2023-03-18
  5. Current Cases, State of California Department of Justice

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