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Citrus Heights News Briefs: Sunrise Mall, suicide by cop, obituary

Latest local news briefs include comments from the city’s police chief on law enforcement efforts to reduce suicide-by-cop incidents, an obituary for a 78-year-old Citrus Heights resident, and future plans for Sunrise Mall featured in an in-depth story published in the Sacramento Bee.

Citrus Heights among many police dept.’s stepping back from suicide calls
An Aug. 10 story in the LA Times featured an interview with Citrus Heights Police Chief and California Police Chiefs Association President Ron Lawrence, regarding the rise in police departments opting to not respond to certain suicide calls. The article said Citrus Heights is among many police departments opting to step back from suicide calls in an effort to not unnecessarily escalate such incidents and avoid “suicide by cop” cases. (Read full story)

Future of Sunrise Mall featured in ‘Tipping Point’ series
The Sacramento Bee featured an in-depth story on Sunrise Mall’s future in its new “Tipping Point” series about the Sacramento region’s evolution. The article said the mall’s retail sales have dropped by 50 percent since 2006, and cited the city’s new plan to re-envision the 100-acre mall area. (See article)

Obituary: Jerry Wayne Mayhew (1941-2019)
Citrus Heights resident Jerry W. Mayhew passed away peacefully at age 78 in his home on July 21, following a long battle with Parkinson’s and heart disease, according to an obituary published in the Sacramento Bee on Friday. Mayhew grew up in Welch, West Virginia, and was the youngest of 13 children. Services with full military honors will be held on Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon. (See full obituary)

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