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Friends of Murdered Exeter PD Officer Recall Final Memories and Rocky Relationship with Ex-Wife

The friends of murdered Exeter Police Officer Daniel Green shared final memories on Sunday, and recalled the apparent rocky relationship Green had with his ex-wife, the woman accused of killing him. Members of the Team Flatline Ryders motorcycle group said Green was a great friend and an even better father.
 
On Saturday, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 28-year old Erika Sandoval of Visalia in Green’s homicide. Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said they believe Sandoval is the sole person responsible for Green’s death. Investigators said Green died from gunshot wounds.
 
Humberto Adame Jr., the president of Team Flatline Ryders said, "You’re in shock and you don’t want to believe it. It’s like a bad dream you want to wake up from."
 
Adame said he met Green more than ten years ago, when the police officer pulled him over for a traffic ticket. Adame said a citation was never written, but a friendship blossomed from the encounter anyway. Green joined Adame’s motorcycle club, and they’d been friends ever since. Green had been with the Exeter Police Department for 10 years.
 
"He didn’t even get to say goodbye to anybody, and that hurts a lot of us," said Mark Cortes, another one of Green’s biker friends.
 
Cortes said he and many of the Team Flatline Ryders are angry at Sandoval, the woman investigators say killed Green. Green’s body was found in his Goshen home on Friday. Cortes said Sandoval and Green were married for less than a year, and she was also the mother of his child. The couple had divorced two years ago.
 
Cortes said, "He knew that one day that when they did break apart that she’s gonna go do something crazy."
 
Cortes and friends said Green and Sandoval had always had a tumultuous relationship. they divorced two years ago. In a press conference on Saturday, Boudreaux even referred to a 2011 domestic violence incident in which Green and Sandoval were both arrested, but never charged.
 
"My gut feeling was her," said Adame, in regards to what he thought when he first heard about Green’s death.
 
Adame and Cortes both said the other victim in this case is the two-year old boy who is now left without a father.
Cortes said, "His son’s gonna grow up without one, and I feel horrible."
 
Sandoval is being held without bail at the Tulare County Jail. She is expected to be in court on Tuesday.

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