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Hero Down: Imperial County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Redondo Killed In Crash Responding To Call

Imperial, CA – Imperial County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) Deputy Anthony Redondo died in a line-of-duty crash while responding to a call on Saturday night.

The 25-year-old deputy was on his way to help someone with a mental health call at 7 p.m. on June 26 when his patrol car collided with a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado that was towing a fuel trailer, KYMA reported.

A total of five people were injured in the collision, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

The 33-year-old driver of the Silverado was expected to be okay.

Deputy Redondo suffered massive injuries during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene, KYMA reported.

The CHP’s investigation into the fatal collision remains ongoing.

Imperial County Sheriff Ray Loera said the death of Deputy Redondo is “a significant loss to the agency and quite frankly, to the community,” KYMA reported.

“This was a young man that was ready to give his all and in fact did in the process of keeping this a safe community,” Sheriff Loera said. “This was a young man who had a very bright future in front of him.”

Deputy Redondo served the ICSO for nine months, KESQ reported.

He leaves behind his mother, Janelle Frazier, and his stepfather, ICSO Sergeant Eric Frazier, according to the Sierra Sun Times.

Deputy Redondo is also survived by his siblings, KESQ reported.

A fundraising campaign established to help his family in the wake of their loss had raised more than $11,000 by Tuesday afternoon.

“Jennifer and I are deeply saddened by the loss of Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Redondo,” California Governor Gavin Newsom said in a statement, according to KYMA. “We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Anthony Redondo, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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