ID 4514
SDPD 03/16/1989 - 10/29/1994
1958 - 10/29/1994
Robert Vasquez, a San Diego Police Department officer for the last 5 1/2 years, died of leukemia Sunday at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. He was 36.

Mr. Vasquez began his law-enforcement career after graduating in 1987 with a degree in political science from San Diego State University. He was assigned to the Police Department's Eastern Division.

A native of Oakland, Mr. Vasquez lived with his family in Escondido. He joined the Marine Corps in 1976 and was commissioned as a captain in the Army Reserve in 1992.

Mr. Vasquez also served as a captain in the California National Guard.

He is survived by his wife of 2 1/2 years, Tina; an infant daughter, Alyssa Nicole; his parents, Gilbert and Marie Vasquez, of Moreno Valley; and a brother, Sam, of Riverside.
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