Murrieta Police Department mourns the loss of detective

Detective Waterman served the citizens of Murrieta for 12 years. Photo courtesy of the Murrieta Police Department.
Detective Waterman and K9 Blitz are patrol ready. Photo courtesy of the Murrieta Police Department.

The Murrieta Police Department announced the passing of 49-year-old Detective Sean Waterman, who passed away after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.

Waterman served honorably in the United States Coast Guard from 1989 to 1999. He joined the San Diego Police Department in 1999 and earned a reputation as a hardworking and motivated police officer.

The Murrieta Police Department welcomed Waterman to their ranks in 2007 when he lateraled to the city. He dedicated the next 12 years of his life serving the citizens of Murrieta while working patrol, K9, and investigations. He was also a member of the department’s SWAT and sniper team and a department firearms instructor. 

“Detective Waterman served his country and the communities he worked for with distinction, honor, and respect,” said the Menifee Police Department. “His tireless work ethic, unwavering motivation, and never give up attitude served as an inspiration to his coworkers, friends, and family.”

Waterman is survived by his wife, two sons, mother and father, sister, and grandson.


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