At approximately 4:00am on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Pomona SWAT Officer Shaun Diamond was participating in a multi-agency, multi-location operation targeting motorcycle gangs. Officer Diamond was one of several officers serving a search warrant and making entry on a home in the 100 block of San Marino Avenue when an interior door opened and they were met with gunfire. One shot was fired from a shotgun, striking Officer Diamond. His fellow officers did not have a clear shot at the suspect and the suspect’s father was in the line of fire. It immediately became a rescue operation to get Officer Diamond medical attention. The suspect was later taken into custody.
Officer Diamond was rushed to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, where, despite exhaustive life-saving efforts, he succumbed to his injuries at 3:24am on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
Officer Diamond, age 45 and a 16-year law enforcement veteran, was working as part of a task force involving Pomona and Montebello police and sheriff’s deputies. Officer Diamond began his law enforcement career with the Los Angeles Police Department, then joined the Pomona Police Department in 2006. He joined the SWAT team in 2008. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Tributes in honor of Officer Shaun Diamond
Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done,
on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
❤️💙💜 Diamondback’s Sons
You are a were always my Hero. I love you and Miss you more every day. Please whisper in your daughter’s ear
I miss your laughter and the 3am phone calls. I miss you having MY 6!
The world is upside down without you. No more family pictures with you standing SO tall in the back. I cry…