his wife and 4 children. sheriff ahearn said he was a dedicated deputy who would often work overtime shifts and had just finished putting in 12 hours at the santa rita jail. the sheriff said chp officers found his id and badge in his car and they notified the sheriff's department of the loss of a fellow deputy.>> he spent various units out -- throughout his career in the most recent was santa rita jail where he just worked an overnight shift and was headed home. he was just trying to do his best to earn money to take care of his wife and family.>> reporter: sheriff ahearn said several law enforcement agencies came to give him a dignified escort back to alameda county, his body was covered by the american flag as fellow officer saluted his arrival. his loss pile on the grief of the department who mourns the loss of another deputy killed in a tragic accident 3 months ago. >> it's too much too soon. it is really tragic. it is heart wrenching. besides all of the events, and incidents are deputies sheriff deal with at work, they have to deal with the tragic loss of one of their brothers.
wife and family.>> reporter: sheriff ahearn said several law enforcement agencies came together to help give deputy sroeuy khin a dignified escort back to alameda county. his body covered with the american flag as officers saluted his arrival at the corners bureau. we are told, several of the alameda county sheriff's units are with his family in stockton along with the chaplain to help them with the grieving process. as you mentioned before, he was 50 years old, his birthday, his 50 verse earth day was tomorrow. -- 51st earth day tomorrow. >> is there a makeshift memorial shaping up for him?>> reporter: we haven't heard about that, not at the corners bureau. >>> the past few months have proved deadly for alameda county personnel, mike foley was struck by bus in february as he walked in a parking lot at the santa rita jail. in november the body of a 21- year-old sheriff's department volunteer was found in the east oakland park, carlo ramirez cipriano had been beaten, stabbed and burned, 2 people arrested in connection with the case. a the accident investigation caused math -- massive tra
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