Delta College Police Department was quick to help friends in need after the University of Pacific lost Sergeant Aaron Bouscal to a year-long fight with Leukemia.
Bouscal passed away on March 12 at the age of 35.
A memorial service for him was held on March 29.
To lend a helping hand, Delta Police provided two officers to patrol the campus while members of the department attended Bouscal’s memorial.
“It’s like a family member that calls you, and asks can you help me because so and so passes away, you’d be there to comfort them,” said Sgt. Bob DiPiero of Delta police.
DiPiero was one of three Delta police officers who attended the memorial service and described a close relationship between the two campus police departments, which are located less than a mile down Pacific Avenue from one another.
“They had a loss [and] they needed help, it was not even a question. It was a ‘we’re doing it, here we come.’ I know darn well that if we lost someone on our end, we would have the same support,” said DiPiero.
Although Bouscal lived a short life, it was an honorable and courageous life as he served four years in the army and fought in Iraq where he was awarded a Good Conduct medal.
In 2005, he became an officer for the Stockton Police Department before transferring to the University of Pacific Department of Public Safety in 2006. He became a sergeant in 2013.
He is survived by his wife Corrina, mother, and two brothers.