California Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement On Death Of Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputy


Sacramento, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has released the following statement regarding the death of Yolo County Sheriff's Deputy Tony Diaz, of Woodland, CA.

"Deputy Tony Diaz was a true hero who sacrificed his life to protect the citizens of his community.  The people of California will never forget Tony's selflessness, bravery and tireless dedication to keeping Yolo County safe.  Maria and I extend our deepest condolences to Tony's family, friends and fellow officers during this difficult time."

Diaz, 37, died June 15, after being shot during a traffic stop on County Road 5 at County Road 99 in Dunnigan, CA. He was a 10 year veteran of the Yolo County Sheriff's Department.  He is survived by three children.

In honor of Deputy Diaz, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.

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