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1:25 p.m. update:

"Every time an officer loses their life in the line of duty apiece of our hearts breaks and dies with them," said Turlock Police Chief Nino Amirfar.

12:40 p.m. update:

"I've been blessed to be part of Tony's life for over 35 years," said longtime friend Junior Hernandez, going on to say how proud he is of the late Hinostroza for his lifetime of service.

12:30 p.m. update:

12:21 p.m. update:

Carlos Vasquez, brother of Deputy Hinostroza, remembers his brother and shares stories of his life with those at The House Modesto.

12:17 p.m. update:

The deputy's procession to Lakewood Memorial Park begins at Coffee Road and Briggsmore Avenue in Modesto.

12:12 p.m. update:

12:05 p.m. update:

Stanislaus Sheriff Adam Christianson remembers the life of Deputy Antonio Hinostroza.


12 p.m. update:

11:52 a.m. update:

Officers stand for the funeral procession of Deputy Hinostroza.

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Officers stand for Deputy Hinostroza's funeral procession.
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11:40 a.m. update:

Officers have begun leaving the service for Deputy Hinostroza. His procession will take him to Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson.

11:32 a.m. update:

“I believe many agencies, as well as our community, have pitched in to assist with the arrangements for tomorrow,” Modesto police spokesperson Sharon Bear previously told ABC10. “We are heartbroken over the loss of Tony and honored to be a part of remembering him."

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These agencies will be taking calls for service as deputies mourn the loss of fallen deputy Antonio Hinostroza.
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"TPD is honored to assist our brothers and sisters of the Stanislaus County Sheriffs Department by providing Law Enforcement service coverage on the south portion of our county so that our deputies can attend the funeral of our fallen Deputy Antonio “Tony” Hinostroza III and have a day to mourn their loss," Turlock Police Chief Nino Amirfar.

11:20 a.m. update:

11:15 a.m. update:

More than just law enforcement are celebrating the life of fallen deputy Antonio Hinostroza. Modesto firefighters are recognizing the fallen deputy in their own way with a barbeque for his Celebration of Life.

11:10 a.m. update:

Deputy Hinostroza is the sixth death in six years that has impacted the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

In the past six years, the following deputies and CSO's have lost their lives in the line of duty:

CSI Mary Donahou

Deputy Robert Paris

Deputy Dennis Wallace

Deputy Jason Garner

CSO Raschel Johnson

Deputy Antonio Hinostroza

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The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has experienced six losses to their "sheriff family" in six years: CSI Mary Donahou, Deputy Robert Paris, Deputy Dennis Wallace, Deputy Jason Garner, CSO Raschel Johnson, and Deputy Antonio Hinostroza.
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Update: 11:05 a.m.

Update: 11 a.m.

Among the law enforcement agencies helping and recognizing the service of Deputy Hinostroza is the Turlock Police Department.

"This profession is a calling to public service. It takes a huge heart to be willing to give your life for another," said Chief Nino Amirfar with Turlock Police Department. "The bravery comes at a cost to each human being who has taken the oath to protect and serve their community, their country and those who serve alongside them. Every time an officer loses their life in the line of duty apiece of our hearts breaks and dies with them."

"It is only with and through the support of our families, friends and community that helps all of us continue to stand in the face of danger and death,without hesitation, to insure we protect and serve our community .

The ability to mourn loss is part of the healing process. TPD is honored to assist our brothers and sisters of the Stanislaus County Sheriffs Department by providing Law Enforcement service coverage on the south portion of our county so that our deputies can attend the funeral of our fallen Deputy Antonio “Tony” Hinostroza III and have a day to mourn their loss."

Update: 10:55 a.m.

Update: 10:52 a.m.

According to Stanislaus Sgt. Mario Moreno, a friend of Deputy Hinostroza, he was taken under Deputy Hinostroza's wing as a new arrival at the department at the start of his career.

His impact on fellow deputies is remembered through his personal quirks seen by his coworkers on beat patrols and his ability to break up nervous energy with jokes or humorous comments.

His coworkers remember his as man who loved to laugh and the two passions in his career, SWAT and as a K9 handler for the department.


Update: 10:36 a.m.

Carlos Vasquez, Deputy Hinostroza's brother, says law enforcement was calling for his brother.

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Update: 10:20 a.m.

“Thank you for making a difference. We know you’re safe. We’ll never forget you. We’ll take it from here,” said Sheriff Christianson about Deputy Hinostroza.

Officials from around the state are in attendance for the funeral of Deputy Hinostroza.

Stanislaus Sheriff Adam Christianson thanked those in attendance and the first responders that have allowed sheriff department officials to take time off to attend the funeral. Attendees include Attorney General Xavier Becerra and former sheriff Les Weidman, who originally hired Deputy Hinostroza in 1999.

Neighboring Stanislaus County agencies began taking service calls to fill in the service gaps for the sheriff's department. These agencies include the Modesto Police Department, Turlock PD, Ceres PD, Oakdale PD, the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department, and the California Highway Patrol.

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The audience in attendance the House Modesto for the Hinostroza funeral.
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Original story:

Law enforcement from around the country are gathering to recognize the career and life of fallen Stanislaus County Sheriff deputy Antonio Hinostroza.

Those close to him remember him a good father and friend who will be missed by many.

"Tony was a really amazing man and he was a really good father and he was a good friend to everybody," Mayo previously told ABC10. "He's going to be missed by a lot of people."

Deputy Hinostroza lost his life after getting involved with a sheriff's department pursuit of a drunk driver in Riverbank.

Hinostroza was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a 19 year veteran of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department. During a life dedicated to public safety, he served as a patrol deputy, K9 handler, Gang Detective, SWAT team member, and as a Field Training Officer.

His funeral will take place at The House Modesto at 10 a.m. Following the funeral, his procession will take him to Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson.

Agencies from around the country have arrived in Modesto to celebrate his life.

Related: Need to know: Stanislaus Deputy Antonio Hinostroza funeral


One more before you go... Deputy Antonio Hinostroza is the sixth line of duty death that has impacted the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department. ABC10's Lena Howland sat down with the Sheriff Adam Christianson to discuss the impact of deaths on the "sheriff family" over the years.