Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County Deputy Carlos Francies Memorialized by Family, Friends in Sacramento

The Contra Costa County deputy who drowned trying to save a friend was honored by family and friends on Thursday.

The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. in Sacramento, where Carlos Francies lived.

Francies died while saving a friend who had jumped off a boat in Lake Tahoe to save Francies’ sister, authorities said.

Everyone made it out alive, except for 30-year-old Francies. South Lake Tahoe police said he was not wearing a life jacket.

The late deputy worked at the Martinez Detention Facility.

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