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Slain Pomona officer known for contagious smile
Slain Pomona officer known for contagious smile

The orange hospital visitor's badge had begun to curl away from her black cardigan, but Joy Diamond ran her hand over it, an attempt to smooth it back in place. Hours had passed since her son had been honored by dozens of fellow police officers in a procession to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. Still, as she sat outside her Rosemead house Wednesday eyeing the car that her son had planned to fix that day, she could not give in to the truth. "If I take it off, it is real," the 67-year-old said of the sticker she received at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. "My baby died." Shaun Richard Diamond was shot early Tuesday while serving a search...

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