HONORING OFFICER JONATHAN DIAZ; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 183
(Extensions of Remarks - November 15, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                              HON. TJ COX

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                       Friday, November 15, 2019

  Mr. COX of California. Madam Speaker, I rise today in honor of 
Officer Jonathan Diaz, of the Lemoore Police Department who passed away 
on November 2nd at the age of 31, while intervening in a domestic 
violence incident while off duty.
  Officer Diaz began his law enforcement career in his hometown of 
Huron, CA in 2014 as a Reserve Police Officer and in 2015 was chosen as 
Officer of the Year.
  He was hired by Lemoore PD in August of 2016 and was an asset to the 
community from the day he joined.
  Officer Diaz received many commendations during his time with the 
force, including being selected to be the Recruit Training Officer for 
Tulare-Kings Counties Basic Police Academy, Field Training Officer for 
his department, being appointed as the Gang Investigator for the Kings 
County Major Crimes Task Force, and in September 2018 was awarded 
Lemoore PD's Public Safety Officer of the year.
  In addition to keeping our community safe, Officer Diaz mentored at-
risk youth in Lemoore through the Youth Adult Awareness Program.
  Officer Diaz leaves behind his girlfriend, Victoria Gonzalez and 
their IO-month-old daughter, Stephanie, along with sons Jonathan Jr., 
Damian, his parents Juan Sr. and Blanca Diaz and three younger