- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) - Law enforcement officers and state officials on Thursday mourned a Southern California policeman killed during a SWAT operation.

Thousands of people turned out for Pomona Officer Shaun Diamond’s memorial service at an arena in Ontario.

“He was, in my opinion, the most hands-on, get-it-done officer working the streets of the growing downtown entertainment district,” Pomona police Chief Paul. J. Capraro said.

Diamond had also worked for other agencies, including the Los Angeles Police Department.

“Everything I saw Shaun do ended in perfection - he demanded that of himself, and he expected it of everybody else that was around him,” said Bayan Lewis, a former interim chief of the LAPD.



Graveside services were scheduled at Forest Lawn in Covina.

Diamond was shot Oct. 28 in the city of San Gabriel during a multiagency operation focused on the Mongols motorcycle gang, authorities said. The 45-year-old law enforcement veteran died a day later.

A reputed Mongols member has been charged with his murder.

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