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Police Officer David Vasquez | Cathedral City Police Department, California Cathedral City Police Department, California

Police Officer

David Vasquez

Cathedral City Police Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, October 28, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # 6

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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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.

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Today is the 29th anniversary of the day you were taken from us. A lot has happened since but my memories of you do not wane.

Until we meet again...

Jim Aladits
Former CCPD; Carlsbad PD (retired)
October 28, 2017


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