The suspect has since been captured and the baby girl is safe and in foster care until a relative comes forward.
Meanwhile the young sheriff’s officer, only 37 years old has died. To make this story more tragic, the officer is the single father of three young children–ages 4, 6, and 14.
It gets more tragic. Diaz was engaged to marry his fiancee on August 8. She has five children of her own.
With the suspect now in custody, the focus must turn to ways to help the family of this young officer. The Vanguard will be following up on ways in which to provide assistance to the fiancee and the children.
—Doug Paul Davis reporting