Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Investigates Deputy's Gun, Badge Found in Tahoe Airbnb

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Santa Clara County Sheriff's officials have confirmed that a family staying at a South Lake Tahoe Airbnb rental found a gun and badge that may belong to one of its deputies.

Sheriff's officials said Monday the gun was not a department issued firearm.

The department has launched an internal investigation, but investigators do not believe that the gun and badge were stolen, rather that they were most likely left behind.

A department spokesperson said that the Sheriff's Office is thankful nobody was hurt.

No other information was immediately available.

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