Community honors fallen Stanislaus Sheriff's deputy at scene of crash
A Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy was killed in a traffic accident Sunday night while helping Riverbank police officers in a car chase, sheriff's officials said.
Deputy Antonio "Tony" Hinostroza, 45, was a 19-year veteran with the department and served in the U.S. Marine Corps before joining the force. He is survived by his adult son.
"Tony died while trying to protect the people of Stanislaus County," said Stanisalaus County Sheriff Sergeant Tom Letras. "We were trying to get a drunk driver off the road, and — you know, his whole life was dedicated to serving the public."