Crime, Fire + Courts

Street renaming to honor slain Yolo deputy

By From page A5 | May 13, 2012

Tuesday’s meeting of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors will begin at the Sheriff’s Department on East Gibson Road in Woodland, where an access road will be named after slain Deputy Jose “Tony” Diaz, Sheriff Ed Prieto said.

Diaz, 37, was fatally shot on June 15, 2008, following a high-speed pursuit of a drunken driving suspect in Dunnigan.

The main road leading to the Sheriff’s Department campus will be named Tony Diaz Drive, with the various building addresses reflecting Diaz’s badge number, 140.

“This road dedication honoring Tony will keep him in our thoughts,” a Sheriff’s Department news release said.

Effective July 1, the sheriff’s Administration Building address will be 140 Tony Diaz Drive. The Yolo County Jail’s address will be 140A, the Boat and Evidence Building will be 140B, and the Animal Shelter 140C.

Tuesday’s ceremony is expected to last about 30 minutes, Prieto said.

Enterprise staff

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