Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley Releases Statement Following the Passing of OC Deputy Sheriff Brian Haney in Traffic Accident

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released a statement following the news that Orange County Deputy Sheriff Brian Haney passed away in an off-duty traffic accident on his way home from work this morning in Lake Elsinore.

Deputy Haney served in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for six years and worked patrol in San Juan Capistrano. Deputy Haney leaves behind his wife and one-month-old child.

“Today, Orange County Deputy Brian Haney tragically lost his life on his way home from a shift of keeping San Juan Capistrano families safe. I’m grateful for his service, and my heart goes out to Deputy Haney’s loved ones. His young family will need our strong community support through the grief,” said Supervisor Foley.

Members of the public can support Deputy Haney’s family through the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS) Memorial Fund.


Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2022 to represent the newly established District 5, which includes the cities of Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, a large portion of Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Newport Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, as well as the unincorporated areas of Coto de Caza, Emerald Bay, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Rancho Mission Viejo, Stonecliffe and Wagon Wheel. This is her second term on the Board of Supervisors, where she previously served District 2.

Supervisor Foley’s Board appointments include the Orange County Fire Authority, Coastal Greenbelt Authority, Law Library Board of Trustees, Newport Bay and South Orange County Watershed Executive Committees, OC Public Libraries Advisory Board, Orange County Housing Finance Trust, Orange County Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, Orange County Transportation Authority, and the Transportation Corridor Agency.