Livermore, CA - Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy Sroeuy Khin was killed in a traffic collision on Friday morning, May 12, 2017. This was the second tragedy to affect this agency within the past three months.
According to ABC7 News, the incident occurred about 7:10 AM in the eastbound lanes of I-580 east of Grant Line Road.
Deputy Khin had just finished working an overtime shift at the Santa Rita jail and was on his way home, when his vehicle it was struck by a bus. The bus was carrying 51 Tesla employees from Fremont to Stockton. The bus driver said that he did not see Officer Khin's vehicle, which was stopped in the lane, because the sun was in his eyes.
Deputy Khin had to be extricated from his vehicle, and was pronounced dead at the scene. His 51st birthday would have been on Saturday. Deputies covered his body with an American flag before a police escort led his body to the coroner's office in Oakland.
One passenger received minor injuries but was treated at the scene.
Alameda County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sroeuy Khin was a 10-year veteran of the agency. He leaves behind a wife and four children.
He was one of Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern's first hires, and previously worked as a courtroom deputy.
Sheriff Ahern, said that Deputy Khin was "one of our hardest working employees." He said “It’s a tragic loss for his family and it’s a tragic loss yet again for the law enforcement community.”
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office tragically lost Deputy Mike Foley on February 23 after he was hit by a prison bus while walking close to the Santa Rita jail. Sheriff Ahern said "It's too much, too soon. It's really tragic. We are heartbroken. Again."
The California Highway Patrol is conducting the investigation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Alameda County Deputy Sroeuy Khin, both blood and blue. Godspeed, sir, we will take the watch from here. Thank you for your service.