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Former Alameda County sheriff Charles Plummer dies at 87

Retired Alameda County Sheriff Charles Plummer, an iconic and respected lawman whose fabled “cardinal sins” of what a deputy must never do remain standard training in the department, has died.

Plummer died Sunday in his Oakland home at the age of 87.

A lawman for 54 years in Berkeley, Hayward and Alameda County, Plummer served as sheriff from 1986 until his retirement in 2007.

He joined the Berkeley police in 1952 and rose to the position of acting chief. He was police chief of Hayward from 1976 until being elected county sheriff in 1986.
Source: Bay Area News Former Alameda County sheriff Charles Plummer dies at 87

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