Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 12 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Duty related illness
Incident Date: 2/27/2006
Deputy Sebastian Diana died from complications of a bacterial infection he contracted while attempting to save an infant.
On February 26, 2006, Deputy Diana responded to a 911 call involving an 3-month-old child who wasn't breathing. He was the first deputy on scene and immediately began CPR, during which time he came in contact with the child's vomit.
As a result of his efforts he contracted a bacterial infection that caused him to suffer continued health issues that ultimately led to heart failure.
Deputy Diana was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Orange County Sheriff's Office for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.