Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Manuel Ayon was assigned to San Dimas Station at the time of his death. Deputy Ayon had only served two years on the Department before his untimely death. He was driving home from work when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel. His car went off the road and into a drainage ditch, then back onto the roadway where it careened into a utility pole. No other vehicles or persons were involved in the collision. Deputy Ayon was survived by a wife and four children.