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Damacio Diaz Bio, Today, Age, Wife, Hulu’s Killing County

Hulu is premiering Killing County in February 2023 and one of the subjects on the show is Damacio Diaz who was a former police detective in Bakersfield Police Department. He was incarcerated for five years for corruption and possession and attempted to distribute meth.

Where is he today? Is he married? Who is his wife? What is his job now? Read all about it below in this article here.

Damacio Diaz On Hulu’s Killing County

Hulu is premiering a true crime show called Killing County that follows the story of corruption in a California Police Department and how it affected families. While the primary subject of the show is Jorge Ramirez, Jr. viewers also get to meet a former police detective Damacio Diaz.

Damacio, formerly a detective with the Bakersfield Police Department, was sentenced today to five years in prison for bribery, possession, and attempted possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. He also made and subscribed to a false income tax return, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

On December 5, 2016, U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill mandated that Damacio start completing his sentence. On May 31, 2016, Damacio entered a plea of guilty to the charges. Patrick Mara, 36, of Bakersfield, Diaz’s former partner, pled guilty to similar crimes on June 20, 2016, and his sentencing is set for October 17, 2016.

Court records state that between April 2012 and February 2015, Damacio handled a criminal informant who was involved in the widespread sale and distribution of methamphetamine while working as a police officer for the Bakersfield Police Department (BPD). Despite being fully aware of the informant’s persistent illegal behavior, Damacio kept running the informant.

During this period, the informant offered bribes to Damacio in exchange for information about law enforcement operations as well as protection from scrutiny and arrest. While working with the BPD, Diaz accepted unlawful bribes and participated in the narcotics trade. On September 20, 2012, while performing his job duties, Damacio stopped a car driven by two people from Yakima, Washington, and conducted a search of the vehicle using a BPD dog handler and police dog.

During the investigation, a large ice chest with various bags holding about 10 pounds of methamphetamine was found. The BPD canine handler did not remove any drugs from the car; instead, he turned the situation over to Damacio and Mara, who took control of the methamphetamine seizure and oversaw the incident’s investigation.

About one pound of methamphetamine from the car stop was booked into evidence by Damacio a week later. The remaining nine pounds of methamphetamine were kept by Damacio and Mara, who later sold it for their own benefit. The plea deal states that Damacio also submitted a combined income tax return for the year 2012 that fraudulently listed a total income of $168,485 and omitted at least $97,900 in extra revenue.

Where Is Damacio Diaz Today?

In May 2020, the news of Damacio Diaz being released after serving his time made headlines. He was released from a halfway house in Sacramento, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Both had their sentences reduced. His partner Mara was released in April of the same year after serving a little less than four years in federal prison.

Damacio hasn’t updated his LinkedIn yet. It states that he has been serving as a detective at Bakersfield Police Department since July 1998. From 1996 to 1998, Damacio served as a police officer at Tulare Police Department. Moreover, Damacio completed high school at McFarland High School. He attended the College of the Sequoias from 1990 to 1992.

Damacio later earned B.Sc. in Criminology/Military Science from California State University, Fresno.

On his FB, Damacio has reported that he is now retired and enjoying life with his wife and kids.

Damacio Diaz Age

Reportedly born in March 1972, Damacio Diaz is 50 years old (as of Jan 2023).

Damacio Diaz Wife

Damacio Diaz is married to his wife Courtney Diaz. The married couple exchanged their wedding vows in April 2006. This means in April 2023, Damacio and Courtney will be celebrating their 17th wedding anniversary.

Back in April 2021, Courtney celebrated their 15th anniversary with a FB post. There she wrote, “Happy Anniversary, Babe. I feel so blessed to be celebrating another year of marriage with you. 15 years…wow! Thank you for loving me, doing life with me, and raising a family with me. I love you! May God bless us with many more years of happiness together.”

Courtney is currently 40 years old and celebrated her last birthday in December 2022. She works as a teacher at Panama-Buena Vista Union School District.

They are reportedly parents to a daughter named Caroline. In September 2022, Caroline married her husband Miguel in an outdoor ceremony. Courtney congratulated her daughter with an FB post writing, “Congratulations to our daughter and son-in-law, Caroline and Miguel! We are so happy for the two of you. We pray for God’s favor and blessings over your marriage. Love you!”

Moreover, while Caroline was likely a daughter from Damacio’s previous relationship, the married couple share three kids together. Their daughter Jennifer celebrated her 12th birthday in November 2022. Their younger son Christopher celebrates his birthday on 28 September. He is currently attending Horizon Elementary school.

And, Nicholas, the oldest of all three children celebrates his birthday on 25 June. He is 14 years old as of January 2023. He graduated from his 8th grade in May 2021.

Is Damacio Diaz On Instagram And Facebook?

Yes, Damacio Diaz is on Facebook (@damacio.diaz.71). He is not on IG.

Related FAQs

  • Where Is Damacio Diaz From?

Damacio Diaz is a native of Bakersfield, California. The place is also where he and his family live.

  • When Is Damacio Diaz Birthday?

Damacio Diaz celebrates his birthday on 10 March.

  • Who Played Damacio Diaz In The Film McFarland, USA?

Damacio Diaz rose to fame after Kevin Costner portrayed him in the Disney film McFarland, USA (2015) about the transformation of a running squad in McFarland.

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