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Suspect ID'd in Attempted Murder of Cop

Suspect ID'd in Attempted Murder of Cop

Alexander Diaz (Left) Officer Patrick Brower (Right)

San Francisco Chronicle via YellowBrix

October 06, 2010

FREMONT – Police have identified the man suspected of stealing a van and ramming a Fremont motorcycle officer.

Detective Bill Veteran, a police spokesman, said that Alexander Diaz, 36, a parolee from Southern California, stole a delivery van and struck Officer Patrick Brower on Monday, dragging the 10-year veteran and his motorcycle across two lanes of traffic. Diaz then fled on foot and eluded capture.

Brower, 43, was pinned under the CEVA delivery van on Warm Springs Boulevard at Mission Court. The married father of three sons was taken to a San Jose hospital, where he underwent reconstructive surgery to his leg and foot, Veteran said.

Brower is expected to be released from the hospital this week.

The incident has been classified as an attempted murder of a police officer, the second involving a Fremont officer in a little over than a month. On Aug. 27, Fremont police Officer Todd Young was shot and seriously wounded in Oakland, police said, by a gang member he was trying to arrest.

Diaz is being sought on a no-bail arrest warrant. He is on parole for grand theft, Veteran said.

Monday’s incident began at 10:35 a.m. when Diaz allegedly stole the van on Lippert Avenue while the driver was away making a delivery. Brower spotted the van turning onto Warm Springs Boulevard at 10:48 a.m. and stopped in the center divider.

The driver accelerated and struck Brower, then fled on foot. Both the officer and his motorcycle were pinned underneath the van.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (510) 790-6900.


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    Canival9885

    almost 4 years ago

    380 Comments

    Here's a common theme, parolee commits another crime. Maybe if he wasn't on parole, he wouldn't of committed another crime. Best wishes on a speedy recovery for the officer.

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    yassin

    almost 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    were here for u officer brown get better soon

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    arroyol

    almost 4 years ago

    696 Comments

    Hopefully they catch himm quickly and show no mercy

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    wildsoldier

    almost 4 years ago

    1246 Comments

    Glad the officer is OK... Get well soon brother....

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    95Zcar

    almost 4 years ago

    3992 Comments

    Quick and complete recovery to Officer Brower... Find this scum and lets get some justice... It is nice to hear that they are classifying this attempt murder on a LEO

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    FutureLawMan83

    almost 4 years ago

    560 Comments

    Glad to hear you're still here with us Officer.

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    Richard_Ramirez

    almost 4 years ago

    122 Comments

    We will be praying for you Officer Brower

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Scum bag...
    Throw the book at his sorry Rear End and throw away the key.
    Get well soon brother.

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    tstanfill63

    almost 4 years ago

    1508 Comments

    Where did they get the pic of the suspect, obvious fake backdrop. Looks photo shopped.

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    grant319

    almost 4 years ago

    1208 Comments

    We will be praying for you Officer Brower

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    Irishcop1961

    almost 4 years ago

    50486 Comments

    Prayers for a full and speedy recovery for Officer Brower. Hope they catch the POS and drag his butt across the highway.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery for the Officer. What a suprise that a nimrod on parole for grand theft stole a car.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Glad the officer lived, throw the book at the turd who tried to kill him

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    tjohnsonr18

    almost 4 years ago

    290 Comments

    Glad they have identified this guy and I hope they have him in custody soon. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery for the Officer.

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    USLawman1983

    almost 4 years ago

    1572 Comments

    Hope this scumbag resists arrest!
    Thoughts for a speedy recovery for Officer Brower.

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