Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Jose Antonio "Tony" Diaz

Yolo County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Sunday, June 15, 2008

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jose Antonio "Tony" Diaz

Evil had no bounds, that is why God create police officers. Rest in peace brother and may God comfort your family.

Ofc Minardi
New Haven PD, CT

June 24, 2008

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Jose Antonio Diaz and to the entire Yolo Sheriff's Dept. Your years of service, dedication, and ultimate sacrifice to your community will not be forgotten. God Bless you Sir.

Ofc. Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

June 24, 2008

May some of these words you read today comfort you in this time of sorrow. Your son, Tony Diaz, a father of three gave the ultimate sacrifice. He fell in the line of duty. He died standing up, standing his ground and did his job until his last breath. Deputy Diaz was a true law enforcement warrior and should be remembered a hero. With much love and respect to him and his loved ones. May god bless you all.

Detective Gabriel Ramos
Elk Grove PD

June 24, 2008

Tony,
Always so friendly and kind. It was an honor to know you. May you rest in piece. My thoughts and prayers to your family.

Jennifer
Friend

June 24, 2008

I went to Dixon High School with Tony. I stopped seeing him for years. When I was watching the news and heard this tragedy, I was stunned, then memories came back, and clearly remembered his beautiful smile. My whole body reacted with chills and and was horrified by the way Tony's life was taken away. He was so friendly and was always so happy. Mis sinceros pesames a su familia y sobre todo a su mama. Desafortunadamente, las mejores personas se las lleva Dios, y Tony es, y siempre sera un Angel de Dios. I still see his smile when I think about him back in high school. Rest in peace amigo.

Old Friend
Dixon High School

June 24, 2008

Rest in Peace. You past as a hero. May you be at peace now patrolling Heaven's streets.

Det. R. Castelhano 160
Mount Vernon NY PD

June 24, 2008

I didn't know you all that well but I will always remember you coming into work smiling and always having a positive attitude. You had a great sense of humor and I know you will be dearly missed!

Corinne-Corrections Records Specialist
Yolo County Sheriffs Department

June 23, 2008

Rest In Peace.

Senior Deputy
SFSD

June 23, 2008

Rest in peace dear son of all of us mothers who have lost our beautiful children while they were protecting the citizens of our land. My condolences to your family, your fellow officers and especially to the community that will be without your service. We give our children to the world after we bear, nurture, love and teach them to go forward with honor. The pain of losing a child is without description. May your family find peace. Descanse en paz.


Mother of fallen CHP Officer Scott Russell EOW 07/31/07

June 23, 2008

I was nieghbors with Tony and the Diaz Family as a child and teenager.In memory of Tony and in all respect to the Diaz Family: Tony Thank you for the Great memories. Thank you for keeping our Little fires lit while we sat around them as kids listening to Oldies and our elders tell their back in our day stories. Thanks for Helping collect nuts to get me and your sister money to go to the little local dances you weren't even aloud to go to. Just like you to help without expecting anything back. Thanks for the rides to school when we missed the bus.. See people This is the Tony I knew. A small town Boy who respected everyone who he came in contact with as a kid and as an adult still serving this small community with pride. I love you Tony and will never forget you or your family. My most sincere condolences to your family, Children and community as you will truly be missed. Lisa P (Originally From Dixon)

Lisa
Childhood Friend & Nieghbor

June 23, 2008

Tony

I will always remember the day we had our background and psych test’s and then the day we swore in and had our badges pinned on together. Yours 140 and mine 142. That was a proud moment for both of us as we reflected on how we had worked hard and put ourselves thru the academy. Your life was cut short and I’ll miss you and our talks.

Deputy Mark Decker #142

Deputy Mark Decker
Yolo County Sheriff's Department

June 23, 2008

"People sleep peacfully in their beds because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf"-George Orwell

Deputy Diaz was the embodiment of a Law enforcement professional. Trained, proficient, tactically sound and above all - a good man.

He died doing what he loved. He died protecting those he loved - family, friends, co-workers, community, country.

He will be honored here and in the hearts of those he touched always.

Be at peace, brother. We will never be able to take your place, but we will take the watch.

Officer Doug Wiencek
Metra Police, Chicago, IL

June 23, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with Tony's family and friends at this tragic time. Tony was very special to all of us at the dispatch center. As a deputy, and formerly when working for County IT we appreciated his professionalism, dedication, and sense of humor. He will be missed.

Leah Goodwin, Training Coordinator
Yolo Emergency Communications

June 23, 2008

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Yolo County Sheriff's Department. May peace be with you during this tragic time. We grieve with you and know that your Hero will never be forgotten. To Deputy Diaz's family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The CSPD Wives Association
Colorado Springs Police Department

June 23, 2008

I hope it brings you peace to know that we will watch over Silvia and the babies. You will not be forgotten.

Brenda L. Gage
Yolo County Probation Department

June 23, 2008

I am Tony's Step Daughter. As I was reading the comments, it brought tears to my eyes! Tony was an anmazing man!! There was never a day he didnt have me laughing! Im in disbelief still that he is really gone. I want to take some time to thank everyone for the love and support to our family. I also want to take the time to thank the sherrif's dept, police dept, CHP dept, FBI, Along with all the other agencies that help search for Topete. I want to take the time to thank all the medical personal that help with Tony, We know you did everything you could do! Thank You! Losing Tony is a huge loss and he will be greatly missed! Our family will do everything to honor his memory! He was a great man and it was a privlage to know him. Our memories of him will forever stay in our heart! We are deeply sadden by his death. I know he is in heaven smiling down on us all! To quote Tony's letter to His Fiance Julie Yu (my mom) "Why cry for a soul set free, miss me a little but let me go, for this journey that i must take, it's all apart of a master plan, a step on the road home" We all My Mom Julie Yu, Larry, Myself, Lindsey, Jade, John, Bre Anna, Jenna, Alejandra, Jessica and Isaiah will keep you in our hearts forever! Our family will never be complete again! What was once whole will never be whole again! QUE DUERMAS CON LOS ANGELITOS TONY!! (sleep with the angels) We Love and Miss You!! Sept 20, 1970 - June 15, 2008

Dacquarie Ventimiglia
Step Daughter

June 22, 2008

Diaz,
We only knew each other for a little while, but even in that small while your life made the greatest impact in mine. Your life will never be forgotten, your memory will always be embedded in the hearts, souls and minds, of those whose lives you touched. Thank you Diaz for the sacrifices you made everday on the job, Thank you for making the world a better place, thank you for showing me how to smile even on the gloomiest of days, thank you for bringing laughter in our work place. You are a hero in every which way Diaz. You will be dearly missed, but never forgotten.
"I believe ... That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences".

-Q-

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER II
YOLO COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT

June 22, 2008

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND MAY GOD CONDEM A MAN THAT WOULD KILL A POLICE OFFICER AND LEAVE A BABY IN THE CAR JUST TO PROTECT HIMSELF. YOU DEPUTY DIAZ ARE A HERO IN MY BOOK. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CONSTABLE TODD BOOHER
GRAYSON COUNTY TEXSAS CONSTABLE PCT. 3

June 21, 2008

Tony may God bless you and your family you are a credit to your uniform Rest in Peace. Des Goulding
Australia Retired Special Constable

Desmond Goulding
retired Special Constable Local Gov Law Enforcement officer Australia

June 21, 2008

To the family of Tony Diaz: I am deeply sorry for your loss. From reading these reflections its clear that Tony was a great man, friend, and father. He was also an American Hero. Think of all the good he has done and lives he has saved in his time here. I thank God for Tony Diaz. For the courage and compassion that the Lord blessed him with. He will be remembered.

Trooper W. R. Griffith
South Carolina Highway Patrol

June 21, 2008

I SEND MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND YOLO COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT REGARDING THE DEMISE OF DEPUTY SHERIFF JOSE ANTONIO (TONY) DIAZ. I PRAY EVERYONE WHO KNEW THIS HONORABLE MAN WILL CONTINUE TO REMEMBER HIS BRAVERY, COURAGE, AND THE LEGACY IN WHICH HE LEFT.

DEPUTY SHERIFF JOSE ANTONIO (TONY) DIAZ YOUR SHIFT IS OVER NOW, WE WILL TAKE IT FROM HERE, REST IN PEACE, BROTHER...

DEPUTY SHERIFF JAMES E. BRADFORD JR.
BRADLEY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

June 21, 2008

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw your picture on the news last night. I loved working with you, you were always so helpful and fun to be around. I know you are in a wonderful place now. God will be looking after your daughters and family. Rest in peace Tony.

Patty Archuleta

Patty Archuleta
old co-worker

June 21, 2008

Thank you for all your kindness, I'll never forget how fun you made my training on the YSO channel. We will all miss you in here. RIP!

Brenda Kelley - 911 Dispatcher
Yolo county

June 21, 2008

May you sleep easy with God, Tony. We thank you for your Service, Sir. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Sr. Corporal Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement--Rockwall

June 21, 2008

Rest in Peace Brother, We'll take the beat from here

Sgt. Chad Bogle
Charleston P.D, Tennessee

June 21, 2008

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