(SACRAMENTO) – A portion of Interstate 10 in Pomona will now be named after fallen Pomona SWAT Officer Shaun Diamond after the State Assembly gave final approval to a measure in honor of Officer Diamond. Assembly Concurrent Resolution 104, authored by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona), will declare I-10 from the SR-57 interchange to the North Towne Avenue exit as the “Pomona Police Officer Shaun Diamond Memorial Highway.”
“Shaun was beloved in the community and by all who knew him,” said Rodriguez. “I am looking forward to seeing the signs on the freeway commemorating his service and sacrifice.”
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 in law enforcement for sixteen years, and served with the Pomona Police Department for eight of those years.
Assemblymember Rodriguez has been working closely with Officer Diamond’s family and the Pomona Police Officer’s Association; all of whom are thankful to have the opportunity to honor Diamond’s legacy.
Now that the resolution is approved, the Department of Transportation will begin the process of creating official signage and identifying locations to install the signs. Assemblymember Rodriguez hopes to have the project completed by October of this year.
Assemblymember Rodriguez represents the 52nd Assembly District which includes the cities of Chino, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona and portions of unincorporated Fontana.