On May 4, 2015, the California Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation held its annual enrollment ceremony at the California Peace Officers Memorial Monument at 10th Street and Capitol Mall. The names of 13 California Peace Officers killed in the line of duty in 2014 were added to the memorial and their families thanked for their continued sacrifices as they move forward in life without their loved ones.
"We saw horrible and tragic losses of too many California Peace Officers last year," said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. "Thirteen peace officers sacrificed their lives for the safety and protection of the communities they served. Their families continue to grieve, their brothers and sisters in law enforcement continue to grieve. These were very brave individuals who faced danger head-on to save others. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with their families."
Those honored officers included:
- Detective Sergeant Tom A. Smith, Jr. BART Police Dept. EOW: January 21,2014
- Officer Juan J. Gonzalez CHP EOW: February 17, 2014
- Officer Brian M. Law CHP EOW: February 17, 2014
- Officer Nicholas C. Lee Los Angeles Police Dept. EOW: March 7, 2014
- Deputy Ricky P. Del Fiorentino Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office EOW: March 19, 2014
- Officer Christopher A. Cortijo Los Angeles Police Department EOW: April 9, 2014
- Officer Roberto C. Sanchez Los Angeles Police Department EOW: May 3, 2014
- Officer Scott M. Hewell Stockton Police Department EOW: June 11, 2014
- Officer Jordan J. Corder Covina Police Department EOW: Sept. 30, 2014
- Deputy Danny P. Oliver Sacramento County Sheriff’s Dept. EOW: October 24, 2014
- Detective Michael D. Davis, Jr. Placer County Sheriff’s Office EOW: October 24, 2014
- Deputy Yevhen Kostiuchenko Ventura County Sheriff’s Office EOW: October 28, 2014
- Officer Shaun R. Diamond Pomona Police Department EOW: October 29, 2014
"Losing one officer is losing one too many," said Barcelona. "Today's ceremony is hard for the families of these fallen officers. Our hope is they can find a little bit of comfort in the support from peace officers and the citizens of California. May God bless them as they travel through the years and special events in their lives, without their loved one."