Deputy Sheriff Isaiah Cordero

Deputy Sheriff Isaiah Cordero

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, December 29, 2022

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Isaiah Cordero

Deputy Sheriff Isaiah Cordero was shot and killed while making a traffic stop in the 3900 block of Golden West Avenue in the Jurupa Valley area.

Deputy Cordero was approaching the vehicle he had stopped when the driver pulled out a gun and opened fire on him, fatally wounding him. A citizen who witnessed the shooting called 911 and rendered aide until other deputies arrived.

The subject fled the scene and then led officers on a vehicle pursuit that spanned multiple counties. The subject's vehicle became disabled, and he was then shot and killed after he opened fire on officers. The man had an extensive criminal history and had stabbed a California Highway Patrol canine in 2021. At the time of Deputy Cordero's murder, the man was out on bail even after having been arrested for failing to appear while awaiting a mandatory 25-years to life sentence for the incident in which he stabbed the canine.

Deputy Cordero had served with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for 8-1/2 years and was assigned to the Motor Unit. He is survived by his parents and stepbrother.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 8 years, 6 months
  • Badge 5662

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

traffic stop, convicted felon

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Deputy Cordero gave his life for our community. We are forever saddened by this loss and indebted to him and his family, forever.

Deputy: You live in our hearts and prayers. You gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect us and our community. Peace be with you and may you ascend into the arms of our father.

As a long term resident of this community, I am beyond despondent about this loss of Deputy Cordero. He paid the ultimate price to protect and serve us. We must do everything to not let this ever, ever, happen again.

While I do not know all the facts about this case, I frequently navigate the intersection that likely initiated this event (it is now treacherous). Deputy Cordero did everything in his power to make this a safer location. His loss is our loss...

We pray that our state and local governments can get back on track and focus on our communities (and their well-being), not their agendas.

Deputy Cordero: We thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice. You will live in our hearts forever!

Simple (appreciative) Citizen

March 10, 2023

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