Alameda County Sheriff's cadet David Nguyen, who was killed in a freeway shooting earlier this month, was laid to rest Monday in Livermore.
Nguyen, 28, was driving home after cadet training on the afternoon of Jan. 4 when he was shot and killed near the Bay Bridge toll plaza.
Sheriff Greg Ahern remembered Nguyen as a recruit any law enforcement agency would be pleased to have.
“David was an excellent recruit, everything you could want in a future law enforcement officer," he said.
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As Nguyen’s fellow recruits escorted his casket to the hearse that would take his body to his final resting place in Colma, his parents trailed behind. A mother’s heartbreak echoed throughout the church.
“Be kind, compassionate, to take care of your loved ones, take care of the community because you know that’s what David would want so don’t disappoint him OK guys,” said sister Barbara Nguyen.
A CHP spokesperson said Monday they could not release any updates from the investigation.