The Sheriff’s Message

For Immediate Release

As your elected Sheriff I want to address any citizen concerns regarding potential unlawful protests and violence stemming from next week’s Presidential inauguration.  I want to send a clear and unwavering message to the residents and visitors of El Dorado County.  Your Sheriff’s Office will continue to vehemently support and defend an individual’s constitutional rights to freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.   Concurrently, I and my deputies will uphold the law and we will not tolerate any violence or insurrection from any individual or group as a result of these events, regardless of their affiliation.

Your Sheriff’s Office is prepared for any potential violence.  The Sheriff’s Office maintains relationships with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies who will assist in the event any additional resources are needed to uphold the law in El Dorado County.  Be assured the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is prepared and has the resources necessary to keep our communities safe while exercising their Constitutional Rights, as well as the ability to take enforcement on any person or group that chooses to resort to violence or criminal activity in El Dorado County.

In 2020, we survived a challenging and confusing time in our county, our state, and our nation.   We have all experienced this adversity not alone, but together as a community.  Our history has shown that we can accomplish great things if we work towards common goals.  Although 2021 will undoubtedly come with new challenges, I am confident we all will continue our pursuit of building a thriving and wonderful community.    The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to service and building a community which we can all enjoy together.

Your Sheriff,

John D’Agostini

EDSO Response to Curfew Order

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Eric Palmberg

On November 19, 2020, The California Department of Public Health issued a curfew order for the State of California.  The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is aware and will not be enforcing this curfew order.

El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office deputies will not be determining compliance with, or enforcing the compliance of, any health order related to this curfew.  The Sheriff’s Office will not prevent Thanksgiving activities, maximum occupancies, or mask wearing mandates at social gatherings within the County of El Dorado.  Calls received by The Sheriff’s Office regarding enforcement of any COVID related  orders will be referred to the El Dorado County Department of Public Health at 530-621-6100. 

We will still address reports of criminal activity related to public safety and our El Dorado County citizens.  The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office will continue to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America. 

Shooting Investigation

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Eric Palmberg

On 11-16-2020 at around 2053 hours, EDSO responded to Panorama Mobile Home Park in Placerville regarding shots fired into an inhabited home. Fortunately, there were no injuries to the occupants. The unknown suspect(s) are believed to have left the area in a vehicle in an unknown direction. EDSO Detectives are searching the area for clues or video surveillance which may help identify the suspect(s) or assist with this investigation.

If you saw any suspicious persons or vehicles in this area, to include Mother Lode Drive and El Dorado Road, please contact Detective Cooney at or message us. If you live in the area and have video surveillance, please check it to see if there is anything which could be useful for our investigation. There is no additional information in this case at this time.