Deputy Sheriff Rosado Arrests Man with Weapons

In 2016 on a February evening, off-duty San Francisco Deputy Sheriff Rosado parked his car on Geary Boulevard and 19th Avenue and was reaching into the trunk to get his backpack when he heard a man walking behind him utter racial epithets and angry threats to shoot certain individuals. As Deputy Sheriff Rosado turned to look at him, he noticed what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun tucked into the front of his waistband. He dialed 911 to report a man with a gun, and maintained a running conversation with the dispatcher as he followed the man across the street, staying a safe distance from him, until police arrived.

Deputy Rosado pointed to the man, by now crouching between two cars, and shouted a warning to the responding San Francisco Police Sergeant that he had a gun. The sergeant drew her firearm and ordered the man to raise his hands. He raised his hands but advanced toward the sergeant, ignoring her repeated warnings to stop. As the man continued to move toward her, Deputy Rosado positioned himself to the right of him, and swiftly applied a bar arm takedown to bring the man to the ground, where Deputy  Rosado used the sergeant’s handcuffs to restrain him.

As the sergeant maintained control of the man, Deputy Rosado noticed another man approaching her. He was highly intoxicated and refused Deputy Rosado’s orders to step away. Deputy Rosado pushed him away to prevent him from interfering with the arrest.

Searching the area around the man, he located the handgun, which was later identified as a spring-loaded pellet gun, as well as a small baton, both of which could have been used to inflict injury on the responding law enforcement officers and people passing by.

According to the supervising SFPD lieutenant’s report, commending San Francisco Deputy Sheriff Rosado on a job well done, Deputy Rosado “prevented a possible violent incident that was soon to take place.”

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San Francisco Senior Deputy Sheriff Barbari Hailed as Hero after Detaining Suspect at Airport

San Francisco Senior Deputy Sheriff Barbari is something of a hero after he intervened in an incident at Midway International Airport in Chicago.  Senior Deputy Barbari is currently assigned to the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital conducting general law enforcement duties and security of the hospital ward.

We’ve all heard the stories of unruly airline passengers. This latest was a San Francisco man taken into custody by Chicago police, accused of assaulting an airline supervisor. Those officers had help from someone used to dicey situations who stepped in when no one else would.

“I saw a threat and I knew that it had to be stopped,” said Maz Barbari.

Maz’s 20 years with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department kicked in at Chicago’s airport Wednesday night. An unruly passenger in the boarding area allegedly punched a Southwest Airlines employee and the off-duty deputy jumped in.

He says his level of awareness was heightened by the mass killings in San Bernardino.

“It was playing all over the airport and I had my family with me so I wanted to make sure that this individual was not on the flight,” he said.

Maz is assigned to the psych ward at San Francisco General Hospital and red flags were raised when the man began making odd comments.

Southwest says the incident occurred after the SFO-bound passenger missed his flight because he arrived late at the gate. Sarah Barbari says she knew her husband would be the one to intervene.

“So I’m proud of him,” she said. “I’m glad he did it. It was a little intense.”

He held the man in a twist lock until Chicago police arrived.

“A few people who were sitting in the area that it happened said thank you and applauded. I was getting treated pretty well by the Southwest attendants on the flight,” he said.

And back in California, Maz is more than a husband and father, he’s a hero. San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association Members are Protecting San Francisco and we care about you.

news report by Carolyn Tyler, ABC 7 News

San Francisco Deputy Sheriff Mercado rendered aide to two children

On February 10, 2015, at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, the Rotary Club hosted its annual luncheon to honor the outstanding services of nominated personnel from the San Francisco Sheriff’s, Police and Fire Department’s, and the U.S. Coast Guard. Sheriff Mirkarimi nominated San Francisco Deputy Sheriff B. Mercado for his act of extraordinary service in rendering prompt and crucial aide to two children, ages four and one, left unattended in a parked car with all of the windows rolled up.

On his day off, while walking through the parking lot at a Wal-Mart store in San Jose, San Francisco Deputy Sheriff Mercado noticed the children sitting in their car seats by themselves. Although it was eight o’clock at night, the actual temperature was 76 degrees, which translated to a potentially critical situation for the children with the intensifying heat trapped inside of the car.

San Francisco Deputy Sheriff Mercado called the San Jose Police Department to respond to the scene, comforted the children while encouraging the older child to open the door. He searched the surrounding area for a parent or guardian, and asked a Wal-Mart employee to make an announcement via the store intercom.

After about one hour, the children’s mother returned to the vehicle and admitted to leaving her children inside the locked vehicle to prevent the older child from running around in the store. San Francisco Deputy Sheriff  Mercado placed the mother under arrest for child endangerment and turned the case over to the San Jose Police Department.

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San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs Locate Missing SFGH Patient

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On Friday, January 31, 2014, San Francisco Sheriff’s Deputies Majano and Goodman were on-duty assigned to the San Francisco Sheriff’s Patrol Division working at the San Francisco General Hospital Campus.

At approximately 10:00 a.m. they were conducting a secondary search for a medically at risk missing San Francisco General Hospital patient.. The patient had just been seen leaving a hospital ward. The patient was last seen walking northbound on Potrero Avenue. An immediate search was initiated of Potrero Avenue and the surrounding area.

At approximately 10:15 a.m, San Francisco Deputy Majano directed Deputy Goodman to park their patrol vehicle just north of the Muni bus stop located at Potrero Avenue and 16th Street. A Muni bus was pulling away from the bus stop when Deputy Majano flagged it down.

San Francisco Deputies Majano and Goodman boarded the bus and saw a subject matching the description of the medically at risk missing person sitting on the right rear seat. Deputy Majano made contact with the subject.

Deputies Majano and Goodman’s quick reactions and decision making skills resulted in the successful return of the medically at-risk person to San Francisco General Hospital. San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association Members are Protecting San Francisco and we care about you.

San Francisco Sheriff Deputies aide trapped pedestrian

On November 13th, 2014,  San Francisco Sheriff Deputies aide trapped and injured pedestrian on Potrero Avenue. Trees and branches came down in San Francisco Thursday morning, seriously injuring one pedestrian near San Francisco General Hospital.

The pedestrian was trapped under the ficus tree when it fell in the area of 23rd Street and Potrero Avenue at about 7:30 a.m. The victim was extricated and taken to the hospital with a head injury.

The tree also brought down Municipal Railway lines and fell on cars in the area.San Francisco Sheriff’s Department Patrol Unit deputies quickly responded to the scene, assisted the injured party, called for an ambulance, isolated and evacuated the scene, and with the assistance of units from Civil, Emergency Service Unit, and Station Transfers Unit were able to rapidly establish a perimeter extending from 21st to 24th and Potrero Avenue.

The San Francisco Sheriffs Department maintained law enforcement command of the incident perimeter throughout, coordinating with the San Francisco Police Department. San Francisco Fire Department arrived on scene and provided medical aide to the injured pedestrian. Traffic control was assumed by Department of Public Transportation.

San Francisco Deputy Sheriff resuscitates bicyclist who was struck by car

In March of 2015, a San Francisco Sheriff’s Deputy revived a bicyclist who was not breathing Monday after a car struck him in the Mission, another San Francisco Deputy Sheriff at the scene told the San Francisco Examiner.

San Francisco Deputy Sheriff I. Zaragoza said he and his partner arrived at the accident scene at 14th and Folsom streets about 12:30 PM to find a woman providing CPR for the injured bicyclist.

Though the bicyclist was wearing a helmet, Police Officer Grace Gatpandan said the man was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with severe head trauma and was in life-threatening condition. Zaragoza said he performed CPR on the man for seven to eight minutes before help arrived. “We’re trained to do chest compressions and that’s what I did,” said Zaragoza. “I just tried to give as much help as we can until other personnel had come up. Thank goodness that there was an off-duty firefighter paramedic that was also on scene.”

Zaragoza’s partner, San Francisco Deputy Sheriff C. Moore, described the bicyclist as 50 to 60 years old and bleeding heavily when first responders arrived. Oakland resident Noe Orozco said he witnessed the vehicle blow through a red light and strike the bicyclist as the bicyclist waited for the light to turn green.

Police could not confirm whether the driver of the white Honda Civic, who stayed at the scene, was at fault. No charges were announced Monday.

Reported by the Examiner, Michael Barba

San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs Rescue 3 People from a Burning Cab

In San Francisco in July of 2010,  two people died in Taxi Cab that crashed and burst into flames.  This happened just off of  280 N. on the Mariposas offramp in the Potrero Hill neighborhood.

The patients were rushed to the San Francisco General Hospital, two of three people passed away but it was the heroic efforts of three San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs that happen to be right behind that car.  The San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs played a huge role in saving all three people from burn deaths.

It all began about 11 am in the morning when smoke was pouring out the front of a Desoto Cab on a stretch of Interstate 280.  The driver pulled off the highway and then the brakes failed.  The cab slammed into a freeway abutment bursting into flames.

As luck would have it, three San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs were driving an empty San Francisco Sheriffs Bus right behind the cab.  They saw the collision and responded immediately to help. The San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs pulled the people out of the burning vehicle.

The Deputies acted quickly and pretty much saved their lives. San Francisco Deputies Z. Ralleta, R. Rood and C. Sheriff became the town heroes.

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