A procession of Sheriff San Bernardino’s agents and police officers from several nearby agencies accompanied the body of the fallen sergeant. On Friday, June 11th, Dominique Vaca from the County Coroners Office to the Glen Helen Amphitheater held a memorial service in honor of the “True Hero”.
The 43-year-old lieutenant was killed after a motorcyclist, Bilal Winston Shabaz, 29, fired at him, officials said. Lancaster’s Shabaz was killed by lawmakers after a shootout.
Sheriff John McMahon in a tweet on June 1st I posted a 2 minute video Legislators who saw off Vaca’s body when Vaca left the hospital and arrived at the coroner’s office.
“The procession for true heroes,” the sheriff tweeted. “Thanks to Sergeant Vaca, his family, and the support and prayers for our department.”
Earlier on Friday, Vicente de la Torre, a motor officer at the Riverside Police, said the procession “can pay tribute to fellow officers …
“It informs the family that we always remember them and that we are grateful for their sacrifices,” he added.
I’m at the Coroners Office in San Bernardino County, and a procession to the Glen Helen Amphitheater will begin at 6:45 am to commemorate the murdered SB County Sergeant. Dominique Vaca.follow us @ bwhitehead3 For service coverage. pic.twitter.com/yC5Xn5xnSF
— Brian Locos (@Brian_Rokos) June 11, 2021
Hemet Police Cpl. Honorary Guard member Lloyd Sanderson wore a black band with the Vaca name around his badge on Friday.
“It’s important to show solidarity with our brothers in blue,” he said.
Antonio Medina and Tyrone Drew handed a bag of light meals to the officers before the procession left the coroner’s office at around 7:10 am.
“I feel good about it,” Drew said of the gesture. “I am sorry for your loss.”
Along the 15-mile route, firefighters stood on the engine and salute Vaca as the cavalry passed by.
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