Bio & Incident Details
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Badge # 6
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Officer David Vasquez was struck and killed by a vehicle while assisting at a traffic accident.
Officer Vasquez was assigned to provide traffic control at a non-injury collision. He had laid out a cone/flare pattern to shut down one lane of traffic for the officers to safely conduct their investigation. A civilian driver, later found to be driving on a suspended license, drove into the closed lane and struck Officer Vasquez at approximately 30-40 mph, killing him almost instantly. He was rushed to Eisenhower Medical Center and pronounced dead upon arrival.
The driver was later prosecuted and sentenced to probation.
Officer Vasquez was survived by his parents.