On January 1, 2021, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department Officer Anthony Diaz passed away suddenly and unexpectedly.
Officer Diaz, a six-year veteran at the Suffolk County House of Correction, was kind, funny, friendly, and a hard worker. Serving in the Department’s Automotive Division, he was passionate about his avocation, eagerly sharing helpful advice with his colleagues about their cars.
Shortly after Officer Diaz joined us, a local police department came calling, offering him a position in their police academy, which he declined, stating that he had found his dream job at Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department.
Anthony was held by many to be one of the young, up-and-coming officers representing the bright future of both our Department and the profession of corrections. We will all miss his smile, his upbeat personality and his dedication.
Officer Diaz leaves to mourn his brother and his mother.