Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez introduced ACR 104 to name a portion of Interstate 10 in Pomona after fallen Pomona SWAT Officer Shaun Diamond. The measure will declare I-10 from the SR-57 interchange to Indian Hill Boulevard as the “Officer Shaun Diamond Memorial Highway.”
“Officer Diamond was a dedicated officer and an honorable man,” said Rodriguez. “I knew him for many years through his work in Downtown Pomona. He was a great person to be around and his absence continues to be felt throughout our community. The Officer Shaun Diamond Memorial Highway will be a lasting commemoration of his sacrifice and dedication to helping others.”
Officer Diamond died on October 29, 2014, one day after he was shot while serving a search warrant in San Gabriel that was related to an investigation into outlaw motorcycle gangs. He was a 16-year-law enforcement veteran, and had been with the Pomona Police Department for eight of those years.
“My dad was a dedicated police officer who strived continuously to make the world a better place through his community service,” said Margo Diamond, Officer Diamond’s daughter. “My family and I are so thankful to have the opportunity to share his legacy with others and I know he would be proud to share his name in this way.”
ACR 104 will be heard by the California State Legislature in early 2016.
Assemblymember Rodriguez represents the 52nd Assembly District which includes the cities of Chino, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona and portions of unincorporated Fontana.