On May 5th, 2015

Honoring California Peace Officers Who Gave Their Lives Serving Others

peace_officers_memorialOn 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

wreath"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."




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