Roseville, CA – Roseville Police Officer Cameron “Cam” Landon died at his home in his sleep on Tuesday morning, according to his department.
The 36-year-old officer’s exact cause of death has not been released.
Prior to his law enforcement career, Officer Landon served in the U.S. Marines from 2005 until 2009, The Union reported.
He then returned to his hometown area of Nevada County, and began working for the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) as a correctional officer.
“[He was a] great employee,” Nevada County Sheriff Shannan Moon told The Union. “An extremely focused young man, knew what he wanted in his life.”
Sheriff Moon said that Officer Landon’s former coworkers were stunned to learn of his sudden passing.
“Everyone’s in shock,” the sheriff said. “I have a lot of staff that worked with him that are pretty upset.”
In June of 2013, Officer Landon began working for the Grass Valley Police Department (GVPD), where he served for two years.
“Cam was a wonderful husband, father, friend, and officer,” the GVPD said in a Facebook post.
Even after leaving the department, Officer Landon “maintained close relationships” with his fellow GVPD officers, the agency wrote.
“Cam was an easy-going, super-friendly, genuinely kind person,” Grass Valley Police Chief Alex Gammelgard told The Union. “He had extensive life experience and knew how to handle people.”
“The Grass Valley Police Department mourns with our fellow officers in Roseville for losing Cam at this young age,” Chief Gammelgard added.
Officer Landon was a four-year veteran of the Roseville Police Department (RPD).
The young officer leaves behind his wife and their two children, ages two and four, the RPD said in a Facebook post.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Roseville Police Officer Cameron “Cam” Landon, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.