Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Deputy Brandon Arce
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

On Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at approximately 9:40 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tragically lost one of our own. While off-duty and in his personal vehicle, Deputy Brandon Arce was involved in a fatal traffic collision. He was travelling southbound on San Francisquito Canyon Road in the unincorporated area of Santa Clarita when for an undetermined reason his vehicle collided head-on with another vehicle. Deputy Arce was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the other vehicle sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local area hospital for treatment.

Deputy Arce began his career with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in the fall of 2007. He was a graduate of Academy Class 370 and was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff in 2008. During his time with the Sheriff's Department, he was assigned to the Pitchess Detention Center's East Facility and Court Services Division. His most recent assignment was at the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic.

Deputy Arce was an avid marksman and a resident of Lancaster. He is survived by his parents, Gilbert and Maria Arce; two brothers Andrew and Eric; and his fiancé Stefanie Perez.

Deputy Arce's father is a retired member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He served the residents of Los Angeles County with distinction for more than 32 years, rose to the rank of lieutenant and retired in 2012.

Sheriff Jim McDonnell stated the following, "We are deeply saddened by the loss of Deputy Brandon Arce, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Law enforcement is a close knit community and when we lose a member of our family the loss is definitely felt by everyone. We have Department personnel with his family offering support during this challenging time. As we work through this devastating loss, our thoughts go out to the families and all those affected by this tragedy."

The traffic investigation is being handled by the Newhall Division of the California Highway Patrol.

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