Canyon Lake City Council honors two Riverside County deputies killed in the line of duty

Deputy Darnell Calhoun’s photo sits on display at Canyon Lake City Hall. Photo by Canyon Lake Insider.

The Canyon Lake City Council on Wednesday honored two Riverside County deputies who were killed in the line of duty: Darnell Calhoun and Isaiah Cordero.

The February 8 council meeting began with a moment of silence, followed by Mayor Pro Tem Dale Welty presenting a proclamation for Deputy Calhoun and Councilman Mark Terry presenting a proclamation for Deputy Cordero.

Deputy Calhoun, 30, was fatally shot while responding to a domestic violence call on Friday, January 13, 2023, in the unincorporated area of Lakeland Village. He was a husband and a father of two young boys and a third baby boy on the way.

Deputy Isaiah Cordero, 32, was fatally shot while attempting a traffic stop on December 29, 2022. Photo provided by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputy Cordero was fatally shot while attempting a traffic stop on Thursday, December 29, 2022, in the City of Jurupa Valley. Cordero, 32, started his career with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department on May 5, 2014, as a correctional deputy. He was promoted to a sworn deputy sheriff in 2018 and transferred to the Jurupa Valley Station in 2020. 

Cordero completed motor school in September 2022 and was working traffic enforcement as a motor deputy at the time of his death.

The day after the council honored Deputy Calhoun and Deputy Cordero, Orange County Deputy Brian Haney of Canyon Hills was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Railroad Canyon Road. He was off-duty and driving home when his vehicle struck a palm tree. Haney, 32, was a husband and a father of a one-month-old son.


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