District Attorney

Vern Pierson

(530) 621-6472

Today an El Dorado County jury sentenced David Zanon to death for the murder of California Highway Patrol Officer Douglas Scott Russell.

This verdict was the result of the hard work and dedication of the California Highway Patrol, Rancho Cordova Police Department, Sacramento County Sheriff Air Operations, Sacramento County District Attorney Crime Lab, and the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department.

“On July 31, 2007, our community lost a great man and a dedicated public servant. Hopefully today’s verdict will bring some solace and perhaps closure to Lynn Russell and the surviving victims” – Vern Pierson, District Attorney, El Dorado County.