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

God bless you Deputy Diaz for staying in the fight. Your actions that night honor us all.

Your killer has been sentenced to death.

Officer J. Craven
Silver Spring Township (PA) Police Dept.

March 6, 2012

Rest In Peace Brother.

Sgt. Jarrod Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

March 6, 2012

Miss you my friend, rest in peace brother.

Deputy Brian Griep
Yolo County Sheriff's Office

February 26, 2012

"Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord"

Leiutenant
Holy Roman Catholic Church

February 24, 2012

Tony, I was on vacation in Florida, enjoying the start of my retirement, when CNN showed a Deputy had been shot. I immediately called dispatch while a dozen faces flashed through my mind. Never did I imagine it would be you, who was always so careful and thorough on car stops.

Your family and friends have made a close circle around the kids during the trial. They will continue to be surrounded even now that the final verdict on your killer has been upheld.

The Yolo County Retired Peace Officers Association is finalizing plans for a granite memorial to all of Yolo County's fallen officers. The public location is still in negotiations, but hopefully this year it will be prominently installed.

Your name will never be forgotten.

I hope and pray that your name is the last one that will be engraved on this monument in my lifetime.

Rest In Peace

Sergeant Susan Lundquist
Woodland PD - retired

February 20, 2012

I went to the police academy with Tony. He was a great guy. I hope this verdict brings some measure of peace or a sense of justice to his kids.

Kerry Bernard, Criminal Investigator

February 8, 2012

I did not know this officer, but any time I hear "Officer Down" anywhere in the world it makes me cringe to know that we have come to this low of a society that people will shoot anyone with a badge.

As a volunteer firefighter of two years, it makes me wonder how many firefighters have also been killed because of this type of thing on the way home from a shift.

Tony: Thank you for all that you did in your four years, you will never be forgotten! To the rest of the police officers all over: Please evaluate a situation before moving in and be safe!

Adam Jeske (Former Volunteer FF)
Lower Yoder Volunteer FD (Johnstown, PA)

February 8, 2012

I didn't know Tony, but every time I hear of the loss of a police officer an arrow pierces my heart.

Thank you for your dedication and your outstanding service to your community.

RIP brother

Retired Sergeant
Santa Cruz OD

January 26, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Diaz. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 23, 2012

Hi Tony,

I want to thank you for the times that you spent with me when I used to play soccer,for your coaching and guidance... for all the times that I needed a ride to the games and also for letting me help when you were working on your mini-truck.. I hope that now you are resting in peace and watching over your family, friends and fellow officers. RIP Tony!!!

Raul Estrada and family
Pasadena Ca

Raul Estrada
old Friend from Dixon..

November 22, 2011

en mimmente en mi corazon en cada paso k de siempre estas tu pork te amo y te amo=asta k sea mi dia k este con tigo te amo ahora y siempre tu hermana

diaz

November 18, 2011

Its been a few years since the tragic day that we lost you my friend my brother and it still hurts the same.You know what a wimp i am and have always been im sorry i havent been able to visit yor grave site yet im sorry because i cant do it it would be to much for me it would be,facing reality and i would rather think you are out in the world somewhere being happy and making someones day with your beautifull smile.I miss you always my friend,my brother you will forever be in my heart.And i will never ever forget you i promiss.Thank you for all the things you did for me thank you for always telling me life wasn't a bitch haha and telling me life was how we make it.I love you Tony your friend in this life and in the other.Smiles, a big kiss and hug my friend to you in the heavens above.

clara cordova
child hood friend

October 21, 2011

Thank you for your service and sacrifice Deputy Tony Diaz. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and department.

Sergeant Jerry Ruble
Williamstown Police Dept. Williamstown, WV 26187

October 5, 2011

GOD BLESS TONY AND HIS FAMILY....EACH TIME A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IS KILLED A SHOCK WAVE IS SENT THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY. I WILL PRAY FOR TONY AND HIS FAMILY.

DETECTIVE L CAMERADA (RET)
NYPD

October 5, 2011

Tio, I have been thinking of you more and more recently. Especially when I am spending time with your girls. Silvia and the girls are doing so well. I attended Angelica's high school graduation and we are all so proud of her. I wish you could see Chacho's daughter she is so much like you guys; another "venitas". Tio, I am so lost without your advice. So many things are changing in life and you were always there to hold me up. I miss you so much. I can't believe it's been 3 years of your passing and that man still has not had his day in front of the judge!! I truly hope that you ARE resting in peace and that none of the nonsense going on down here bothers you up there.

I love you, your niece- Susana

SSG Susana Alejandre
U.S. Army

June 26, 2011

Three Years ago today Tony was taken from our lives and it still hurts just like it did that night. We all miss you tony and think about you everyday. We still talk about all the good times we had with you and know you are always in our hearts and 10-8 with each one of us.

Deputy Jason Whitehead
Yolo County S.O./ Friend

June 15, 2011

Tony,
I'm sitting on my patio enjoying this HOT Las Vegas evening, and for some reason I started thinking about you. I decided to look up your ODMP site and then I saw your EOW date...it's tomorrow. Not a coincidence. I think of you, and Ken Fisch, quite often. Rest in Peace Tony. Give my Arturo a hug for me, will 'ya :)
Mari

Dep. Mari G. Alvarez-retired
yolo county sheriff

June 14, 2011

On the 2nd anniversary of Deputy Diaz's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Deputy Diaz is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

June 16, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of them. You will never be forgotten as true heroes never die. Thank you for your dedicated service to others.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

June 15, 2010

We just had our 20-year DHS reunion this weekend Tony. It was there that I found out about your shooting. Your portrait from OMDB was prominently on display and all your DHS classmates love and miss you.

Officer Robert Hallanger
DHS/ICE and Classmate

August 24, 2009

Deputy Diaz, I know you are resting in the loving arms of our God. I had visited this site within twenty four hours of your murder. I didn't know right away where Yolo County was exactly. I had heard of it but just couldn't remember. Then tonight I was looking at the website for your 20th high school reunion and it suddenly hit me. I had talked to you in high school about being a Marine. I was the Marine recruiter in the area where you went to high school. My heart just sank when I realized that I knew you even if I hadn't seen you in many years. I am proud to have known you if but for only a short while. I will always be proud to know that you and I walked the same path in life. Rest in peace, Warrior. Semper Fi.

Sgt Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, AZ

August 7, 2009

"Stay With Me"
Raindrops, Fall From, Everywhere
I Reach Out, For You, But Your Not There
So I Stood, Waiting, In The Dark
With Your Picture, In My Hands
Story Of a Broken Heart

Stay With Me
Don't Let Me Go
Cause I Can't Be Without You
Just Stay With Me
And Hold Me Close
Because I've Built My World Around You
And I Don't Wanna Know What's It Like Without You
So Stay with Me
Just Stay With Me

I'm Trying And Hoping, For The Day
When my touch is enough
To Take The Pain Away
Cause I've Searched For So Long
The Answer Is Clear
We'll be OK if We Don't Let It Disappear

Because I've Built My World Around You
And I Don't Wanna Know What's it Like Without You
So Stay with Me
Just Stay With Me

I've searched my heart over
So many many times
No you and I, is like no stars to light the sky at night
Our Picture Hangs Up To
Remind Me Of The Days
You Promised Me We'd Always
And Never Go Away
That's Why I Need You To Stay

Stay With Me
Don't let Me go
Cause I Can't Be Without You
Just Stay With Me
And Hold Me Close
Because I've Built My World Around You
And I Don't Wanna Know What's It Like Without You
So Stay with Me
Just Stay With Me

don't leave
so I stay waiting in the dark...
love you and miss you tio !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

June 16, 2009

tio tony may you rest in peace. we miss so much! its been a year and yet i still cant let it go it feels like it was yesterday the unforgetful day plays in my head over and over again. i know that god needed you more then we did so he called for you. now your in a better place looking down on us. im glad that i still have you in my life everytime that i see your 3 girls i see you! i know that those 3 girls are your pride and joy and your watching over them. i love you and miss you
til we see eachother again!

Anonymous

June 16, 2009

Tio,

Although I am still angry about our last encounter and the person who came between us. I was very fortunate and blessed to have spent as much time with you as we did throughout your life. You were more than an uncle. You were my friend, an older brother and a confidant. I truly miss you and wish that this did not have to happen in order to once again get to the place we were prior to your major lapse of judgement. I want you to know, I will always look out for Silvia (your wife) and your girls (Angelica, Jessica and Alejandra). They miss you and still needed you but GOD had other plans. On today, the anniversary of you being called to heaven, I want to tell you I love you and that you are truly, deeply loved and missed.

June 15, 2009
I miss you, I miss talking to you, & hearing that silly contagious laugh!
Your niece.

Susana Alejandre

Susana Alejandre
Niece

June 15, 2009

I KNOW ITS BE A YEAR NOW,BUT JULIE THE KIDS AND I MISS U ALOT.ITS BE SUPER HARD ON ALL OF US, WE KNOW UR LOOKING DOWN ON US.WE ALL LOVE BRO.

SGT. Gabriel Bautista
yolo county courts-friend

June 15, 2009

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