Assemblymember Mary Hayashi Adjourns in Memory of Hayward Police Officer Rodney Pierce

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Assemblymember Hayashi adjourns today's Assembly floor session in memory of a police officer who passed away on May 11 from injuries sustained in a vehicular accident.

Assembly Member Mary Hayashi

Assembly Member Mary Hayashi

“Officer Rodney Pierce will be deeply missed, not just because of his contributions to the police force, but for his dedication to the community, especially Hayward’s youth,” --Assemblymember Mary Hayashi.

Assemblymember Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) adjourned today’s Assembly floor session in memory of Hayward police officer Rodney Pierce. Officer Pierce passed away on May 11, 2012 after being injured in a serious motorcycle accident three days earlier on his way to work at the Hayward Police Department.

“Officer Rodney Pierce will be deeply missed, not just because of his contributions to the police force, but for his dedication to the community, especially Hayward’s youth,” stated Assemblymember Mary Hayashi. “I ask that we take this moment to express our condolences to his family, as well as to his friends and colleagues at the Hayward Police Department.”

Officer Pierce was only 46 years old. The senior member of the SWAT team would have made ten years with the Hayward Police Department this August.

As a graduate of Hayward High School, Officer Pierce served as its School Resource Officer with enthusiasm, often going beyond the usual role and responsibilities of the position. He gave much of his time to work with the school’s athletic teams, as well as the community’s Junior Giants Program, where he taught baseball skills to keep Hayward’s youth productive and out of trouble in the summer vacation months. He also counseled Hayward students on a daily basis.

Officer Pierce was remembered as a caring and warm individual. He is survived by his wife Susan, and their four young children.

Assemblymember Hayashi is the Chair of the Business, Professions, and Consumer Protection Committee and serves the 18th Assembly District, which includes San Leandro, Hayward, Dublin, most of Castro Valley and Pleasanton, and a portion of Oakland, as well as the unincorporated areas of Ashland, Cherryland, San Lorenzo and Sunol.

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