**Originally Posted TUESDAY, 20 MARCH 2018
Just after 12:00 am on the morning of March 15, 2018 Marin County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Zirkle was responding to a 911 call. While in route, Deputy Zirkle lost control of his vehicle on SR-1 in rural west Marin County. The vehicle went off the right side of the road and collided with a tree. Despite lifesaving efforts, Deputy Zirkle passed away at Petaluma Hospital from injuries he sustained in the fatal collision.
A Memorial Service for Deputy Zirkle will be held on Friday, March 23rd at 11:00 am. The public memorial will be held at the Marin Center in San Rafael. Please join PORAC in offering your sincere condolences and prayers to the Zirkle family, as well as, to all of our law enforcement family in Northern California as they cope with this tragic event.
The Marin County DSA has set up a donation page to benefit Deputy Zirkle's family. Please click here and contribute today.