On this date, June 15, 2008, Deputy Sheriff Tony Diaz of the Yolo County Sheriff's Department, California was killed in the line of duty. Let us honor this fallen cop and thank God that some justice was served, as the cop killer had been sentenced to death. I got the information about him from ODMP and please go to the Unit 1012 Blog to hear from one of his loved ones.
Deputy Sheriff Tony Diaz
Jose Antonio "Tony" Diaz
Yolo County Sheriff's Department, California
End of Watch: Sunday, June 15, 2008
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # 140
Incident Date: 6/15/2008
Weapon: Rifle; AR-15
Suspect: Sentenced to death
Deputy Tony Diaz was shot and killed while making a traffic stop near the intersection of County Road 6 and County Road 99W at approximately 9:30 pm.
After a five-minute high speed pursuit, the suspect exited his vehicle and opened fire on Deputy Diaz, penetrating his vest, striking him in the shoulder.
Despite his wound, Deputy Diaz was able to call for assistance. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The suspect, who fled on foot after abandoning his infant in his car, was apprehended a short time later. On October 4, 2011, the subject was convicted of multiple charges, including murder of a peace officer. The jury recommended he receive the death penalty and in February 2012 the presiding judge subsequently upheld the sentence.
Deputy Diaz had served with the Yolo County Sheriff's Department for four years. He is survived by his three children.