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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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I have memories of you my dear uncle growing up having to wake you up in the morning playing with your moustache just having those special moment with you early in the morning with you was a very special to me.To My Favorite Uncle David Vasquez I miss you dearly for i believe if you were around i would be a better person. But i believe you are always looking over me and protecting me from any harm. For I believe your my Guardian Angel always at my side for I know your proudest moment was when i was concieved I was you first nephew Modesto Frank Vasquez born Feb 7 1974. My proudest moment is when you became a police officer i could brag my uncle is a police officer. For today your with Michael the Archangel guiding and protecting your brothers in blue. i will never forget you my Dear Uncle know that I love you always

Modesto Vasquez
Nephew
March 1, 2016

 

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