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Abdolvahab Alaghmandan biography: 13 things about Samuel Cassidy’s VTA co-worker from Iran

Abdolvahab Alaghmandan (©Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority)
Abdolvahab Alaghmandan (©Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority)

Abdolvahab Alaghmandan was an employee of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in San Jose, Santa Clara County, CaliforniaUnited States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. His nickname was Abdi. (a)
  2. Originally from Iran, he moved to the U.S. so that his family could have a better life. (b)
  3. He was married to Firoozeh Davallou. (c)
  4. He and Davallou have a son named Soheil Alaghmandan(c)
  5. He is a tinkerer who could fix anything, according to Soheil. (d)
  6. He lived in Castro Valley, Alameda County, California with his wife and their son. (c) (e)
  7. He previously lived in Hayward, Alameda County. (e)
  8. In 2001, he started working for the VTA. He worked as a substation maintainer. (a) (c)
  9. In 2012, he received $281,591.28 total pay and benefits. It increased to $290,429.13 in 2013. (f)
  10. In 2014, he received $259,874.67 total pay and benefits. It increased to $267,451.41 in 2015. (f)
  11. In 2016, he received $239,729.19 total pay and benefits. He received $218,756.76 in 2017, $242,073.99 in 2018 and $232,428.28 in 2019. (f)
  12. He became a second father to Soheil’s girlfriend Megan Staker. In 2018, she moved from Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA to San Francisco, California with Soheil. (c)
  13. On May 26, 2021, VTA employee Samuel James Cassidy fatally shot him and eight other VTA employees. He died at the age of 63. (a)

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