Officers Ralph Dominguez and Doug Sheldon are dispatched to a report of a strong-arm robbery of a kid’s bike. When they arrive on scene the juveniles say the suspect took one of their bikes down to a wooded area by the river. Officers Dominguez and Sheldon walk into the brush and discover a hidden homeless encampment. The subject is located along with the victim’s property. The suspect says he just wanted to teach them a lesson after they taunted, threw rocks, and shot at him with a bb gun. The teacher becomes the student, and the suspect learns a thing or two about not taking the law into his own hands. The property is reunited with its owner and the suspect is taken to jail for his transgressions.

NameRalph Dominguez
AgencyStockton Police Department
Station/Area CommandValley Oak
FromStockton, CA
Why Law EnforcementI was going to college in Sacramento and trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I was taking some nursing classes at my parents wishes and I took a criminal justice class for general education. I was hooked after that first class. I went on my first ride along about a year later and I knew for sure that law enforcement was for me.
First ArrestI can’t remember my first arrest. There were many arrests early on in the busy city of Stockton. Much of it is a blur to me.
Best part of the jobThe best part of the job the positive impact we are able to make on young kids. Something as simple as talking to a child and handing them a sticker while in uniform can make their day.
HobbiesI enjoy playing softball, doing crossfit, going to Raider games, traveling, and trying new restaurants.
Favorite Quote“Fortune favors the bold.”

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