The City College of San Francisco will host a candlelight vigil and celebration for Alameda County Deputy Sheriff’s recruit David Nguyen, whose life was lost to highway gun violence.
The 28-year-old former recruit was fatally shot while driving on Interstate 580 in Oakland, California on Jan. 4, 2022.
Nguyen, who was an administration of justice student and an eight-year veteran in the National Guard, was one unit away from obtaining an associate of arts degree in liberal arts and sciences at the City College of San Francisco. Nguyen was killed just a month before his expected graduation.
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In a statement shared with NextShark, City College confirmed it will recognize Nguyen’s service by conferring him with an honorary associate degree and honoring his life with special performances from artists and remarks from dignitaries, friends and family.
“In recognition of Nguyen’s meritorious service and excellent example of a City College involved in giving back to society, City College Trustee and National Guard Lieutenant Alan Wong will be announcing that City College has initiated the steps to confer Nguyen an honorary associate degree to complete Nguyen’s academic goals,” the City College’s Board of Trustees wrote.
The candlelight vigil will take place on Feb. 23 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. PST outside Conlan Hall at the City College’s main campus on 50 Frida Kahlo Way, San Francisco.
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