Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tragedy in the 9-1-1 community

Please keep this young family in your thoughts and prayers. It's so awful.

This from

This tragic loss occurred this past Sunday, July 19th. The Sheriff’s office is still searching for the body and the agency has asked for cards, prayers and checks that will be used ONLY for funeral costs that are uncovered by insurance and for a college fund for the family. Please do what you can, this is a very special dispatcher and an agency in crisis after the loss described below. Make checks payable to the Rasmussen family fund and mail them to the Davis Police department – their address is listed below.

From the dispatch center:

Sunday, July 19th, one of our dispatcher's husband died in a tragic drowning accident at Lake Berryessa.

Jennifer Rasmussen, a 6 year dispatcher, Communications Trainer and Tactical Dispatcher with the Davis Police Department, tragically lost her husband, Clint Rasmussen, in a drowning accident at Lake Berryessa Sunday, July 19th. The family was on their new boat for the first time when her husband jumped in the water. It is believed he hit his head on the boat, and did not resurface. She dove in to try and save him, but could not pull him up. Both children, Clint Jr (11yrs) and Courtney (9 yrs) were on the boat at the time. As of this email, his body has not been recovered. He did not have life insurance.

"Razzy" as we call her, is an amazing and dedicated employee, whose always giving to others in time of need. She was the recipient of the Dispatcher Of The Year award in 2007. We love her and her family, and are just coming to grips with this loss.

While we are still in the process of setting up the needs of the family, we ask that any/all cards/letters/checks be sent to the PD:
Davis PD c/o Dispatch 2600 5th, Davis CA 95618. We are in the process of setting up a trust account/college fund for the kids, or seeing if they need assistance with funeral costs. We will pass on any updates for you to post at 911 CARES ( )

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