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Sheriffs Department Seeks Suspect Info, Lists Service

As the investigation into Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Deputy Dennis Wallace’s death continues, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help. Detectives are working on establishing a timeline of everywhere the suspect, David Machado, may have been before and after the Nov. 13 shooting at the Fox Grove Fishing Access near Hughson.

The longtime deputy, who served in Hughson, was gunned down on Sunday morning; Machado was arrested later on in the day in Tulare County.

Detectives also want to speak to anyone who has had prior contacts or any incidents with David Machado. Anyone who believes they may have seen David Machado at any time Sunday, Nov. 13, or had dealings with him in the past, is asked to contact Sheriff’s Detective Josh Sandoval at 209-525-7073.

Meanwhile, the memorial service celebrating the life of Deputy Dennis Wallace is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. at CrossPoint Community Church at 1301 12th St., Modesto. The memorial service will be open to the public. Community members who wish to attend should plan for an early arrival as parking will be limited.

A Memorial Fund for Deputy Dennis Wallace has been established by the Stanislaus Sworn Deputies Association. Donations can be made in several ways:

In person at any West America Bank branch to the Dennis Wallace Memorial Fund

By mail to: Stanislaus Sworn Deputies Association, PO Box 2314, Ceres, CA 95307

Online at

Deputy Dennis Wallace was shot and killed in the line of duty on the morning of Nov. 13 while investigating a suspicious vehicle at the Fox Grove Fishing Access outside the City of Hughson. The suspect fled the scene, but was located and arrested several hours later while attempting to commit a robbery.

The suspect, Machado, is being held at the Stanislaus County Jail on multiple counts, including murder, with an initial court date set for Nov. 21.