HONORING OUR FALLEN
"They will never be forgotten"
Gene "Geno" Chapman our "Mr. Pig Bowl"
September 24th, 2017 was a sad day for PigBowl and Guns and Hoses. Gene Chapman is the only person that was dedicated & participated in this long-time charity football game since day 1. His love & passion for this organization & the annual charity football game enriched every committee member, player, cheerleader, and all our friends & family. After 4 decades of service he will forever be missed. It was his words that became our motto. "there's no losers in this game charity always wins". We will miss you Geno now and forever! We have lost an amazing man who embodied what it meant to give more than to receive. He gave more of himself to those he helped,
He is the heart of the organization and we will always remember him!
K9 Officer Riley, Sacramento Sheriff's Office
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Birthday: December 29, 2015
Weight: 75 lbs.
Commands: Dutch, German
Patrol Area: North Sacramento County
Special Skills: Patrol
In March 2018, Riley and handler Deputy Brucker were certified as a team (K911). Riley was extremely
smart, exuberant, a hard worker, and very friendly. The team of K911 have participated in many area
searches and building searches that have led to the arrest of suspects. Deputy Brucker and K9 Riley
formed a bond very quickly and Deputy Brucker couldn’t have wished for a better partner.
Rest in peace K9 Riley
Deputy Adam Gibson, Sacramento Sheriff's Office
January 18, 2021, Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies observed a vehicle in a parking lot that matched the description of a vehicle involved in a theft series. Deputies initiated contact with the single occupant of the vehicle who became uncooperative & fled in his vehicle when deputies attempted a parole search of the vehicle. A pursuit ensued with multiple officers joining, including Sheriff’s Canine Detail Deputy Adam Gibson, in an attempt to stop the suspect. The pursuit entered the Cal Expo Complex & the suspect’s vehicle became disabled after driving over a concrete parking block and hitting a fence.
Deputies gave several commands for the suspect to exit the vehicle but he refused. A sheriff’s canine was deployed into the vehicle who engaged the suspect. The suspect fired 9 rounds at deputies, striking two and K9 Riley. Deputies returned fire, fatally wounding the suspect.
Deputy Adam Gibson was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The second deputy was stabilized and transported to a trauma center for further treatment. Sheriff’s K-9 Riley was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Deputy Adam Gibson served in the United States Marine Corps and did two tours in Afghanistan. Deputy Gibson was a 6-year veteran of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office and was assigned as a K-9 handler for the Central Patrol Division. He received the Sheriff’s Office Bronze Star for Bravery for rescuing a suicidal subject from a freeway overpass as well as a Major Incident Ribbon in 2018.
Kyle Rutherford, Metro Fire
Engineer Kyle Rutherford was hired as a Firefighter/Paramedic by Metro Fire on March 9, 2015 and promoted to Engineer on April 30, 2018. He was 38 years old and is survived by his wife Sheena, daughters Leana and Lillian, and sons James and Grady. He also leaves behind his father, father Ed Rutherford (retired Roseville Fire Department Captain) and mother Larelle, and sister Shaina.
Most recently assigned to Station 42 in North Highlands, those who worked closely with Kyle describe him as an “excellent engineer,” and a “firefighter who did his duty.” He was a “great friend” that was always willing to help his coworkers however and whenever he could, particularly with auto repair which was a passion of his.
His Captain, John Grazis, recalls their last shift together as being one of their best, having a busy day and on-viewing a fire in an encampment of un-homed persons which he will never forget.
Engineer Kyle Rutherford’s “last alarm” was March 20, 2021.
Officer Jimmy Inn, Stockton Police Department
Police Officer Jimmy Inn was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call in the 4400 block of La Cresta Way.
He was approaching the front door of the residence when a man opened fire on him, fatally wounding him. A second officer arriving at the home exchanged gunfire with the subject, who ran back inside of the home. He emerged moments later holding an 8-year-old boy and began to strangle the child. A bystander then tackled the subject who was then shot and killed by the other officer.
Officer Inn was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
Officer Inn had served with the Stockton Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife, 7-month-old son, and two stepchildren. His wife also works for the Stockton Police Department.
Rest in peace Officer Inn, we will take it from here.