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Galt shooting bears striking resemblance to April killings in Modesto

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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:12 am, Fri Nov 30, 2012.

Authorities believe Roy Curtis Marcum, who was shot to death Wednesday while helping with an eviction process in Galt, is the first animal control officer killed in the line of duty in California.

He was accompanied by two locksmiths, who received superficial wounds when police say the suspect shot at the trio through his closed front door on Wednesday.

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  • Merritt Clifton posted at 10:35 pm on Fri, Nov 30, 2012.

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    Though not actually an animal control officer, Oakland police officer Bill Grijalva, 41, was fatally shotgunned by pit bull terrier owner Luke Grinage, 21, on December 15, 1994, in Oakland, California. Grinage and his father Rafael were also killed in the ensuing shootout with other officers. It was uncertain whether Rafael Grinage, who was confined to a wheelchair, was killed by his son or by police. Grijalva was attempting to collect Luke Grinage's pit bull for a 10-day quarantine. The pit bull had bitten at least three people, and lacked current rabies vaccination. Two animal control officers had been rousted from the property the day before. Grijalva was married, with two children, and was close to retirement after 19 years on the beat.



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