Tony Diaz Memorial Poker Run
The Tony Diaz Memorial Poker Run was established as a memorial and remembrance for Deputy Tony Diaz who lost his life in the line of duty.
Tony Diaz was shot and killed while making a traffic stop near the intersection of County Road 6 and County Road 99W on Father’s Day, June 15, 2008.
Deputy Diaz had served with the Yolo County Sheriff's Department for four years. Tony’s nature was simple, caring, noble, determined, goofy, playful, friendly, and kind-hearted, with an endless supply of love for his children. Tony will always be remembered for his selflessness, courage, and passion for life.
To celebrate his life the Tony Diaz Memorial Poker Run was established and on Saturday, June 25, 2016, the 8th annual Poker Run was held. This event raises funds for the Deputy Tony Diaz Memorial Scholarship Award which is handed out annually. This award is given to individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in Law Enforcement or Public Safety.