Fred William Links Jr. passed away peacefully on December 13, 2017 in Sacramento at the age of 83. Born July 18, 1934 to Fred William Links Sr., and Carrol Esther Links (Frost), Fred was raised, and spent nearly his entire life in the Sacramento communities of Curtis Park and Land Park. A 1952 graduate of McClatchy H.S., Fred answered the call to service during the Korean conflict, and served seven years in the Navy Reserve as a member of the Naval Security Group, of which two years were active duty in the Philippines as a Communications Technician. In 1957, Fred married the love of his life, Patricia, and began a very rewarding 28-year career in law enforcement, first as a Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff, and ultimately as a Supervising Criminal Investigator for the Sacramento County District Attorney. Fred was a Life Member of the NCPOA. During his career, Fred obtained a BA Degree in Police Science & Administration from CSU Sacramento and studied at McGeorge School of Law for three years before deciding he wanted to be a pilot instead of a lawyer. He was also proud of his selection to attend and graduate in 1973 from the 93rd session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Fred retired from law enforcement in 1985 and continued his second career as a pilot. While he enjoyed for nearly 45 years his membership in the Arcade Flying Club based at Executive Airport, he was also employed as a charter, cargo and aerial survey pilot for several local aviation companies. His expertise and reputation over the years as an Instructor Pilot, rated in several types of aircraft, served to mentor and train many local pilots. Home away from home for Fred was at the family's property and cabin built by his Father in 1935, overlooking beautiful Carnelian Bay, Lake Tahoe. This provided the perfect escape to enjoy the boating and water skiing he loved so much. Fred is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Layne (Cole); his son, Fred William Links III (Micki); daughter, Diana Patricia Links (Brandy); granddaughter, Kara Nicole Links; and sister, Nadine (Donner). The family is grateful for the truly commendable level of service provided to Fred, particularly over the past year, by the physicians, nurses, and staff of local Sutter Hospitals. A remembrance and celebration of his life is being planned by family and friends.
Fred W. Links, Jr. 1934-2017 Life Member
Sacramento Sheriff and District Attorney
December 19, 2017 Jim passed away peacefully in his home with his wife by his side. Jim attended St Patrick's Elementary School, Christian Brothers High School, served in the US Navy on board the USS Maddox in the Pacific and is a graduate of Sacramento State University. Jim served for three decades under four Sheriff's in Sacramento County. He was dedicated to his family and the community. Perhaps his most important contribution will never be totally realized based on his work as head of the Department's Intelligence unit, monitoring organized crime figures and later political terrorist figures. Jim wrote the first Training Manual for the Sacramento Sheriff's Department under Sheriff Cox. Jim also was the co-founder of the "711" Club. Jim was a life member of the Northern California Peace Officers Association Jim spent most of his career in South Sacramento raising his three sons and three daughters. He is survived by his wife Joyce, of 65 years of marriage; sons James (spouse Carrie), Daniel, and David: daughters Cynthia Fjelstad, Judy, and predeceased by Laura in 2010; brothers Leo and Richard; sister Dorothy Rohrer; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
James Feusi, Captain (ret) Sacramento Sheriff's Department
Life Member NCPOA