Feb 7, 2013 8:22 PM by Nikki Ibarra

Central Coast connection to LAPD manhunt

Lompoc police are taking precautions Thursday after one of their own supervisors was mentioned in Christopher Jordan Dorner's manifesto.

Captain Don Deming is a former Los Angeles police sergeant. He was an LAPD officer for 20 years before he came to Lompoc about 5 years ago.

There has been at least one media report that Deming was on Dorner's hit list. Lompoc Police Chief Larry Ralston told KSBY that is absolutely not true.

In Dorner's writings, he referred to Deming, who was not named, as someone who could confirm that Dorner was a good report writer when he was with the LAPD.

Chief Ralston said Deming's safety is a priority for his department while the manhunt is still underway.

"We've taken precautions for he and his family. Our police department is on alert for this person. We got pictures distributed to our personnel," said Chief Ralston.

The chief also said his department is in communication with LA police.

Chief Ralston would not say what Deming was doing while the manhunt continues.

At Captain Deming's request, KSBY is not showing his photo at this time.



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