Deputy Antonio “Tony” Hinostroza
Deputy Antonio “Tony” Hinostroza (45) was killed in a vehicle
Collision just before 10:00 PM just outside of Riverbank,
CA. Deputy Hinostroza was responding to assist
Riverbank Police Services deputies on a vehicle pursuit
when he collided with a power pole at the intersection
of Terminal Avenue and Claribel Road.
Deputy Hinostroza was a 19-year veteran with the
Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputy Hinostroza was hired as a deputy sheriff in January 1999.
He was assigned to the patrol division
out of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department main office.
During his career, Deputy Hinostroza served as a patrol deputy,
K9 handler, Gang Detective,
SWAT team member, and Field Training Officer.
Hinostroza was a Police Explorer for Ceres Police Department
from 1990 until 1992 when he enlisted to serve in the
United States Marine Corps until 1996.
Hinostroza then worked as a reserve police officer and dispatcher for the city of Waterford before being hired by then-Sheriff Les Weidman. Hinostroza leaves behind one adult son.
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