Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Deputy


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Antonio “Tony” Hinostroza:

“Anne and I are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Deputy Hinostroza. We are grateful for his lifetime of service to our state and nation and extend our heartfelt sympathies to Deputy Hinostroza’s family, friends and colleagues mourning this terrible loss.”

Deputy Hinostroza, 45, died in a vehicle collision late Sunday night near Riverbank while assisting Riverbank Police Services deputies in a vehicle pursuit.

Deputy Hinostroza was a 19-year veteran of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, where he served as a patrol deputy, K9 handler, gang detective, SWAT team member and field training officer. Deputy Hinostroza previously served as a police explorer for the Ceres Police Department and as a reserve police officer and dispatcher for the City of Waterford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Deputy Hinostroza is survived by an adult son.

In honor of Deputy Hinostroza, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.