San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Sergeant Dominic Vaca, 43, was killed in the line of duty on May 31st. Deputies were conducting enforcement operations for off-highway vehicle violations when they attempted to stop the motorcycle near Paxton Road and Imperial Drive for having no license plate. The driver abandoned the motorcycle near Dumosa Avenue and Sunnyslope Drive and set up an ambush for responding deputies. As the deputies approached the motorcycle the subject opened fire on them, striking Sergeant Vaca. Sergeant Vaca died later that day at the hospital.
Sergeant Vaca was assigned to the Morongo Basin Station and was a 17 year veteran of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Please keep Sergeant Vaca and his family in your hearts and prayers. May he Rest in Peace.