AUBURN - Placer County Sheriff's Det. Mike Simmons raced to his partner Det. Michael Davis Jr. moments after he was shot last week as a another deputy provided cover from above.
"I can't describe seeing Mike the way he was and I got to him as fast as I could," Simmons recalled. "Everyone was doing what they were supposed to do, which allowed me to get there. It was like a dance."
Davis Jr. had been shot by suspected gunman Marcello Marquez, as he continued on a two-county shooting rampage on Friday, Oct. 24.
"When I found him and I saw what I saw, I knew. In my heart, I knew," Simmons described. "But you don't stop fighting, you don't give up."
"I'll be honest with you, I freaked out," Simmons explained. "I started screaming his name. It was like it was happening but it wasn't."
He remembers the deputy providing cover for him pulling him out of the moment.