Riverside County slain deputy will be honored during unveiling of a memorial

The ceremony will be held May 9th in front of the sheriff's Southwest station in Murrieta

MURRIETA, Calif. - Riverside County Sheriff Stanley Sniff will be among the family and friends who will appear May 9th during the unveiling of a memorial in Murrieta in honor of a slain deputy.

The ceremony will also feature the unveiling of a mural 20 years to the day sheriff's Deputy Kent Hintergardt was gunned down during a predawn domestic disturbance call, Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Will Edwards said.
The 2 p.m. ceremony will be held in front of the sheriff's Southwest station, located at 30755-A Auld Road, in Murrieta. The Riverside Sheriff's Association also will participate, Edwards said.

On Mother's Day 1993 Hintergardt, 33, went to an apartment complex in Temecula and encountered the suspect, Mark John Kamaka, in the parking lot. Kamaka had strangled his girlfriend, Allison Jacobs, 23, whose body was found in her apartment, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

Witnesses told authorities that when Kamaka handed his driver's license to Hintergardt he pulled out a gun, opened fire and fled. Kamaka, 37, later killed himself.

Hintergardt became the first peace officer in Temecula to die in the line of duty in 86 years. He was the father of a 16-month-old daughter and his wife was expecting another daughter at the time.

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